Active Members News 2015

The new State Pension and changes to National Insurance contributions from April 2016

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A new single tier, flat rate State Pension is being introduced for people who reach State Pension Age on or after 6 April 2016.

This change will have an effect on the amount of National Insurance that you pay, as LGPS members are currently 'contracted out' of the additional State Pension.

Beeline - August 2015

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The Fund has published its annual newsletter for active members of the LGPS, ‘Beeline’. This issue clarifies some issues which have arisen since the introduction of the new Local Government Pension Scheme in April 2014 as well as providing information about changes to the State Pension from April 2016.