When you join the LGPS you pay a percentage of your pay towards the cost of your pension. Your employer decides the percentage based on how much you earn. If you earn enough to pay tax, you will receive tax relief on the contributions – this means the real cost is less than the amount you see on your payslip.
You can use this calculator to work out the percentage you will pay and the cost to you each pay period, before and after tax relief. You can also show the cost if you were to move to the 50/50 section of the LGPS.
How this tool works