Introduction

This guide sets out the requirements for payrolls in respect of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) 2014, effective from 1st April 2014. The guide only applies to the LGPS relating to employees in England and Wales. It does not cover:

  • councillors in England. Those councillors in England who were in the LGPS on 31st March 2014 will, in accordance with regulation 26 of the LGPS (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014 remain eligible for membership of the councillor section of Scheme under the LGPS Regulations 1997 until the end of the term of office they were serving on 1st April 2014, or
  • councillors in Wales. They remain eligible for membership of the councillor section of Scheme under the LGPS Regulations 1997.

 

Please note this guide is in addition to, and does not replace, any requirements agreed with the Pension Fund administering authority in respect of information to be provided to them to enable them to administer the 2008 Scheme. It is intended to inform payroll providers and employers of the minimum information needed to effectively manage the 2014 Scheme (and its interaction with the 2008 Scheme – see section 6). Wherever possible, we ask that users contact their administering authority with any queries they have regarding the new Scheme before getting in touch with a member of the LGA Pensions team.

The examples provided in sections of this guide are for illustration only and do not override any regulatory or statutory requirements.

PDFs of the most recent versions of the guide are below. Tracked changes within the PDFs detail how newer versions differ from their earlier incarnations. PDF copies of all previous versions of this guide are available on request from the LGA Pensions team.

PDF Versions

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 3.9 [tracked]

Version 3.9 [clean]

16 October 2015 Please see within PDF for tracked changes. Current web version.
Version 3.8 [tracked]

Version 3.8 [clean]

8 April 2015 Please see within PDF for tracked changes.