Useful links

The Local Government Pension Scheme.

The website covers employees in England, Wales and provides up to date information on the new LGPS scheme applying from 1 April 2014.

Local Government Pension Scheme Annual Report

The second Annual Report for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales

Government websites on pensions

Direct.gov

Government information and public services online.

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions.

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time.

The Pension Service

For information about state pensions please contact The Pensions Service. Find out the age at which you can claim your state pension.

The Pension Tracing Service

If you were in another scheme in the past and you have lost touch with them, then this central body should be able to help you trace them.

The Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is a pensions watchdog which makes sure schemes are run properly, and protects members against fraud. Anyone who is worried about a scheme can 'blow the whistle' to The Pensions Regulator.

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)

TPAS is available at any time to assist members and beneficiaries of the Scheme in connection with any pensions query they may have, or difficulty they have failed to resolve with the trustees or administrators of a scheme.

The Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman was set up under the Pensions Act, and may investigate and determine any complaint or dispute of fact or law in relation to a pension scheme.

Financial services websites

Unbiased.co.uk

Find an independent financial adviser.  Make sure they understand the LGPS.

Financial Services Authority

UK financial services information

Financial products and money saving tips

Money Magpie

Money Saving Expert

Money Extra

Other useful websites

Local Government Pensions Committee

Supports local authorities in their human resources role. They do this by providing expert advice and information on people management and development in local government, and leading the formulation of policy on some employer issues.

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Responsible for policy areas from both the old Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and Cabinet Office.

Age UK

Age Concern support all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. They provide essential services such as day care and information. They also campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations, and by influencing policymakers. Details of local Citizens Advice bureaus can be found by visiting the Citizens Advice website.

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