The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes. It is open to most employees in local government and some other organisations.
The government has introduced new laws designed to help people save for their retirement. It requires all employers to enrol their workers into a workplace pension scheme if they are not already in one. This is known as automatic enrolment.
Your employer may have to enrol you in the LGPS under automatic enrolment rules, but if you want to opt out after you start work you can complete an LGPS opt out form available from our website and return it to your payroll department which is responsible for opting you out of the scheme.