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


How much pension you build up in the LGPS is based on your pay. The pension you build up each year is added to your pension account. If you joined the LGPS before 1 April 2014, you have membership in the final salary scheme. Your final salary benefits are worked out differently.

How your pension works 01:40

How pension accounts work and what happens if you leave the LGPS before you take your pension.

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