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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales

Your pension

As a member of the LGPS, you have lots to think about at different stages of your career. Find out more about joining the LGPS, your options when you are paying in, what happens if you leave the Scheme and your choices when you take your pension.

Find out about joining the LGPS, what you and your employer will pay and the valuable benefits you will build up.

Find out how your pension grows, your option to pay more or less contributions and what happens if you are away from work

The choices you make when you take your pension will affect your income in later life. Find out about when you can take your pension, swapping pension for lump sum and what happens if you are too ill to work.

Find out about your options if you leave the LGPS before you are ready to take your pension.

Find out more about the LGPS for Councillors. Councillors and elected mayors in England were able to join the LGPS in the past and councillors in Wales may remain able to join.

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