South Yorkshire Pensions Authority - Our History

Read all about the pension fund history from 1972 where it all began to the present day.


South Yorkshire Pensions Authority is a unique organisation within the Local Government Pension Scheme as the only democratically accountable single purpose pension organisation in the UK. We are both a local authority and a pension fund.

You can view lists of the Councillors who have chaired the Authority and the individuals who have held statutory roles running the Authority through its history

SYPA and its pension fund have a history which has seen them at the forefront of many developments and debates within the Local Government Pension Scheme and the wider pensions industry as can be seen in the timeline below.

Big Events In The Past And Important Plans For Future