Can my employer award me any extra pension benefits?

Your employer, at their discretion, can award you with additional yearly pension of up to £7,026. This can be awarded to you if you are an active member, or within six months of leaving the scheme, if you leave on the grounds of redundancy or business efficiency. You can ask your employer what their policy is on this.

Your employer can also, at their discretion, pay into your AVC scheme arranged through the LGPS (in-house AVCs). This is known as a Shared Cost AVC arrangement.