About Us

Our HQ, Gateway Plaza, Barnsley.

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority is responsible for administering the Local Government Pension Scheme in South Yorkshire. The Authority was created in 1988 as part of the arrangements put in place following the abolition of South Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council. The Authority itself is made up of 12 councillors drawn from the 4 districts in the County. You can find information about members of the Authority and its constitution through the links on the left hand side of this page. You can read a short history of the Authority and its pension fund in the links on the left hand side of this page.

The mission for the organisation is:

To deliver a sustainable and cost effective pension scheme for members and employers in South Yorkshire delivering high levels of customer service and strong investment returns which facilitate stable contributions

Our Corporate Strategy and other strategies and plans are available here

Meetings of the Authority and its committees are open to the public and meetings of the Authority are webcast. You can access details of the agendas and reports considered at meetings of the Authority through the link on the left hand side of this page. In addition we also publish details of decisions which we make under delegated powers which are also available through a link on the left.

The work of the Authority is overseen and scrutinised by a Local Pension Board made up of equal numbers of employer and scheme member representatives. You can find out more about the Board through the link on the left hand side of this page.

The Authority is responsible for managing around £9bn in investment assets on behalf of around 160,000 scheme members working for over 500 different organisations and has a staff of around 100 to do this. Details of our teams and what they are responsible for are available through the link on the left hand side.

As a major institutional investor the Authority has to maintain a wide range of policies in relation to how it manages money and we also publish a significant amount of information about how our assets are invested. You can find that information here through the Investments tab at the top of this page.

We are always happy to help our scheme members and if you can’t find what you need on this website please do so using one of the range of methods