Local Government Pension Scheme

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These pages provide a summary of the main features of the pension scheme and help explain how important the scheme is, not just at retirement but throughout your working life. We will also keep you informed of the latest changes and how they affect you through our web pages. Currently, the largest pension change is the new scheme (LGPS 2014) that starts on 1 April 2014. If you want to learn more about how the new scheme works, please follow the LGPS 2014 link on the left.

What is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

The LGPS is available for local government employees in England and Wales. You will be brought into the scheme automatically unless you opt not to join. However, if you are casual/relief or have a contract for less than three months you have to opt to join.

It is also open to non-teaching staff of further education colleges and the University of Derby. 

Teachers, firefighters and police officers are excluded from the LGPS as they have their own schemes.

The LGPS in Derbyshire is administered by the county council's Pension Section at County Hall.

The contents of this website do not override the provisions of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations. The information provided is to assist and inform employees and should not be treated as a definitive statement of law. The scheme regulations will be used to reach a decision on any dispute or disagreement.

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