Forms and resources
How do I join the Pension Scheme?
If you want to start paying pension contributions and become a scheme member, you must contact your employer (your payroll team) in writing by sending a letter, which has to be signed by you. Or, if sending it electronically, your e-mail has to contain the phrase “I confirm I personally submitted this notice to join the Local Government Pension Scheme”.
You will then be sent further information on the scheme by your employer, including a Pension Membership form to complete, and will be enrolled into the LGPS from the next available pay date. The form that they give you should, once completed, be returned to the Pensions Section.
How do I opt out of the Pension Scheme?
Please refer to our main page on leaving the scheme.
How do I enter the 50/50 Scheme?
Please go to our main page on the 50/50 scheme.
How do I request a quote for an Additional Pension Contribution (APC)?
To request a quote, please use the form below. We cannot process a shared-cost APC without first receiving this form, or without a signature/confirmation of agreement from the employer ( please refer to the details on the form for more information).
Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) quote request form PDF, 95 KB
How do I make a nomination for the Death Grant lump sum?
Please complete the Death Grant Expression of Wish form:
If you have a Self-Service account on this website, you can complete the form online. To do this, you will need to either Login or go to the ‘Nominations’ section of Your Account: please click on the relevant icon at the top of this page.
If you do not have a Self-Service acount, you can Register today.
Download the formDeath Grant Expression of Wish form PDF, 856 KB
How do I request a Flexible Retirement quote?
Please complete the form below. Your employer (manager) will need to sign the form also, because Flexible Retirement quotes need to be authorised by the employer.
Flexible retirement enquiry form and notes FR1 PDF, 1.43 MB