Website News 2015

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

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.

Beware the pension scammers

The Pensions Regulator has updated it’s guidance about the dangers of pension savers being tricked into handing over their pension pots by scammers.

With an increased demand for early access to pension savings, there is clear evidence that more members of the public are being duped into transferring their pension funds to rogue pension arrangements.

Beeline - August 2015

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.

Deferred Members' Annual Benefit Statements 2015

Annual Benefit Statements will very shortly be posted to the home addresses of those with a deferred membership of the LGPS as at 31 March 2015. Enclosed with the 2015 statement will be a copy of our annual newsletter for deferred members, 'The Hive'.

Registered users of our secure online service, 'MyPension', can view a copy of their 2015 Statement now.

If you would like to register to use 'MyPension' for the first time, please click here.