Website News 2019

Express your interest in drawing your Deferred Benefits

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If you are a Deferred member aged 55 or over, you can now complete a new webform to express your interest in drawing your deferred benefits (except on grounds of ill health, where you must contact your former employer).

When you complete the form, you will be expressing your interest in obtaining the value of your benefits rather than committing to put them into payment.

The 2019 Pensioners' newsletter is published

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The Fund has published its annual newsletter for LGPS pensioners, ‘The Honeypot’. This issue's leading article describes the 2.4% increase to local government pensions from April 2019.

A printed copy of this newsletter, will be posted to pensioners' home addresses shortly.

 Download 'The Honeypot 2019' (Spring 2019, PDF, 4 pages, 264KB)

Revised Early Retirement Reduction Factors Published

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In accordance with Regulation 2(3) of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 and following guidance received from the Secretary of State we can now confirm that the early retirement factors have been updated with effect from 8 January 2019 and will be applied to benefits taken voluntarily before Normal Pension Age.