Election to opt in to the LGPS

To opt in to the LGPS please complete the LGS10 opt-in form

Once completed please forward this form directly to your Payroll Department and contributions will commence from the next available pay period. If you would prefer to have a copy of this form forwarded to your home address please contact us on 01628 796 668.

What are the benefits of joining the LGPS?

  • A retirement pension payable for life;
  • A retirement pension that increases each year in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI);
  • An option to purchase additional tax-free cash by converting part of your annual pension;
  • An option to purchase additional annual pension
  • A death grant equal to three times your annual pensionable pay in the event of your death in service;
  • A pension payable to your husband, wife, co-habiting partner or civil partner in the event of your death
  • Pensions payable to your eligible children;
  • A pension payable immediately if you retire due to permanent ill health;
  • Your employer contributes towards the cost of your pension;
  • Tax relief on your contributions - you pay less tax;
  • The option to decrease your monthly pension contribution


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