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How do I join?

You will be brought in to the scheme, if you:

  • Work for an employer that offers membership of the scheme and
  • Are under age 75 and
  • Have a contract of employment for three months or more (if it’s less than a 3 month contract you can choose to opt in to the scheme).

Please note that if you are working for a town or parish council, or for a non-local government organisation which participates in the LGPS as an admission body, you can only join if your employer nominates you for membership of the scheme.


How do I join?

If you are not already a member and you want to join please complete the following form I wish to Join/ Rejoin and return to your employer.

If you are not already a member and you subsequently meet the auto enrolment criteria then you will automatically join the LGPS from the pay period in which this occurs.

Alternatively, if you have opted-out of the LGPS in the past you may be re-enrolled back into the scheme again in the future.

How do I know if I have already joined?

Check your payslip to see if you are paying in and if not, contact your employer to see if you can join.

What if I am already a member of another pension scheme?

You can also be a member of the scheme if you are already contributing to a personal pension or stakeholder arrangement.