Please note - This is the temporary home for Scottish LGPS 2015 Scheme information whilst the full LGPS 2015 Regulations and Guidance site is developed. The full site will be made available when finalised.

The Employees' guides (full and brief) have been updated in line with the new LGPS in Scotland from 1 April 2015. The content of these guides is based on LGA's understanding of the current position with regard to the provisions of the LGPS for employees in Scotland from 1 April 2015.

A promotional leaflet detailing some of the main benefits of participating in the Scheme is also available on this page.

Text that requires amending or is for guidance on the use of the documents is shown in red. This is so administering authorities can add localised information/contact details.

The main sections of the employee guides relate to the position from 1 April 2015, with cross references where appropriate to the section "If you joined the LGPS before 1 April 2015".

The most recent versions of the full and brief guides are available below. Earlier versions are available upon request from the LGA pensions team.

 

Full Guide to the LGPS

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.4 [clean]

Version 1.4 [with tracked changes]

6th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.3 [clean]

Version 1.3 [with tracked changes]

29th May 2015 See tracked changes document for further information.

 

Brief Guide to the LGPS

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.4 [clean]

Version 1.4 [with tracked changes]

6th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.3 [clean]

Version 1.3 [with tracked changes]

29th May 2015 See tracked changes document for further information.

 

Promotional Leaflet

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

10th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.0 16th March 2015 N/A - original document

 

Other documents

Freedom and Choice - Q&A for LGPS members on transfers to defined contribution schemes

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.3 [tracked]

Version 1.3 [clean]

19th October 2016 See tracked changes version for details
Version 1.2 [tracked]

Version 1.2 [clean]

8th February 2016 Minor changes - see tracked changes version for details

Aggregation leaflet

A two part leaflet entitled ‘Re-joining the LGPS’, part 1 is designed to assist LGPS Pension Funds and includes information on how the leaflet is structured, part 2 is the information which Pension Funds will need to supply to scheme members when they re-join the LGPS (or in the case of concurrent employments when they combine pension accounts).

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.3 [tracked]

Version 1.3 [clean]

19th January 2016 Please see within PDF for tracked changes

Version 1.2 [tracked]

Version 1.2 [clean]

23rd November 2015 Please see within PDF for tracked changes

New State Pension - Q&A for LGPS members on the state pension reforms effective from April 2016

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [tracked]

Version 1.2 [clean]

15th March 2016 Minor changes - see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.1 [tracked]

Version 1.1 [clean]

1st February 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1

18th August 2015 N/A - original version

Topping up the State Pension - a leaflet for LGPS members on the options for increasing the State Pension

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.0

13th February 2017 N/A - original document.

Annual Allowance

Annual Allowance - Factsheet for LGPS members on the annual allowance

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

6th September 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

21st June 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.0

8th March 2016 N/A - original version

Lifetime Allowance

Lifetime Allowance - Factsheet for LGPS members on the lifetime allowance

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

6th September 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

21st June 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes

Version 1.0

8th March 2016 N/A - original version