I want to...
Reduce my contribution
As an alternative to opting out, there is an option to stay in the Scheme but pay a reduced contribution.
Increase my pension
There are two ways you can pay more to top up your pension.
Leave the scheme
If you leave the Scheme before you retire, you can choose what to do with your pension in the Pension Scheme.
If you wish to cancel your membership you're free to opt out from your next pay period.
Register a death
When you die it is important that whoever is looking after your affairs lets us know as soon as possible.
What happens if I change my address?
If you change your address please inform us.
What happens if I change my bank or building society details?
If you change your bank or building society details you must let us know by completing the change of bank details form, found in our resources section.
What happens if I move overseas?
We can continue to pay your pension to a UK bank or building society account.
Please contact us with regards to our policy for payments that differ from this payment method.
How will my divorce impact my pension?
You and your partner will need to consider how to treat your pension as part of any divorce/dissolution settlement.
As a member of the Scheme you have valuable life cover, which is a lump sum paid on your death. If you have previously expressed the wish for your husband, wife or civil partner to receive this, you may want to fill in a new Expression of Wish form (see 'Resources' section) to let us know of any changes.
Please contact us for more information.
This form should only be completed by members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) who wish to name a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) to receive any Death Grant that may become payable in the event of their death, under the Scheme Regulations.
Expression of wishes form
Fill out this form if you wish to opt-out of the LGPS.
Fill out this form if you would like to move from the Main Section of the LGPS to the 50/50 Section.
50/50 option form