The option to buy additional pension contributions (APCs) was introduced for the new LGPS from April 2014. APCs replace the previous additional contributions known as additional regular contributions.
A member can purchase any amount of additional pension up to a maximum amount each year. This amount is increased each April by Pensions Increase Orders.
The maximum additional pension purchase limit for 2021/22 is £7,316 from 1 April 2021.
There are 2 types of APCs:
- Buying additional pension
- Buying ‘lost pension’
Both types of APCs use the same factors for calculating the cost and are payable in the same way. Please see the guides below for more information:
Please complete the Buying Lost Pension form to confirm a member’s APC.