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Local Government Pension Scheme

Changes to nominated partner benefits: On 8 February 2017, the Supreme Court decided that refusing a claim on the grounds that a nomination form had not been completed despite the underlying conditions being met is incompatible with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and was therefore unlawful. Read more here.

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland is a funded, defined benefit, statutory occupational pension scheme and it is one of the main public service pension schemes in Scotland.  

As at 31st March 2011 it had in total 218,232 active members, 96,349 deferred members and 167,332 pensioners and dependants. The Scottish Public Pensions Agency is responsible for the LGPS regulations, but it is administered by fund administering authorities, of which there are 11 in Scotland.

Members should have received an “easy to read” guide for the Local Government Pension Scheme from their Pension Fund administrator but if you have not already done so, do not hesitate to contact them direct to obtain a copy.

If you are a member of the LGPS and have an enquiry in respect of the scheme regulations please contact, in the first instance, your pension fund administrator directly.

Contact details for the LGPS Administrators.

Contact details for SPPA Policy Branch.

Link to Scottish Government Website