I have paid Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
If you have paid AVCs to the LGPS in England or Wales, the accrued value of your AVCs must be transferred to an AVC arrangement offered by your new Fund if you transfer your main scheme benefits.
However, there is an exception to this rule. If you were previously a member of the LGPS on 31 March 2014 and 1 April 2014 (or you were not a member on those dates but elect within 12 months of returning to the LGPS to be treated as if you had been a member on those dates) and you do not have a break in active membership of a public service pension scheme of more than 5 years, you can choose not to transfer the accrued value of your AVCs to an AVC arrangement offered by your new pension fund.
If you have paid AVCs to a scheme (other than to the LGPS in England or Wales) or you have paid Free-Standing AVC (FSAVCs) you may be able to transfer your accrued AVC fund into the LGPS pension. An election to do so must be made within 12 months of joining the LGPS, unless your employer exercises its discretion to allow you longer. You can ask your employer what its policy is on this matter.