28 August 2015  
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The Local Government Pension Scheme is a national scheme specifically for employees of local councils and other related employers. Nationally the scheme has over 1.5 million contributing members and large numbers of pensioner and deferred benefit members.

The rules of the scheme are contained in statutory regulations and cover a multitude of events that can affect the scheme member during their time in the pension scheme and after leaving.

At SYPA we have produced a scheme booklet and many individual subject based booklets to tell you all you need to know about the rules of the scheme and how they might apply to you. These booklets can be downloaded from our publications page.

However if you want to find out about the many benefits the scheme has to offer through an easy to use website, we have linked with the Local Government Employers (LGE) to provide you access to the national Local Government Pension Scheme website LGPS.org. This website is updated and maintained by the LGE and contains sections for each type of membership of the scheme. Simply select the option that applies to you from the menu to the left of this screen and a new window will open giving you access to the site. Our website will remain open in the background should you need to return to it later.

The LGE also provides a guide, including a questions and answers section, for existing members who moved over to the new scheme on 1st April 2014. It is available to view on  http://www.lgps2014.org