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

The essentials

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

The LGPS offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants.

You and your employer pay LGPS contributions to pay for your pension benefits.

Only certain people can join the LGPS. Whether you can join depends on your age, who you work for and the job that you do.

If you are not paying in to the LGPS, your employer may bring you into the Scheme under automatic enrolment rules.

Contributions you pay to the LGPS are tax-free up to certain limits. You may have to pay extra tax if your pension savings are more than those limits.

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