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 Pension Section.
How do I opt out of the Pension Scheme?
Our main page on leaving the scheme contains all of the information you will need.
How do I enter the 50/50 Scheme?
Our main page on the 50/50 scheme contains all of the information you will need.
Additional Pensions Contributions (APCs) enquiries
If you would like to enquire about paying APCs please print, complete and return this form to the Pensions Section:
Death benefit nominations
Early Retirement forms