The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer

Additional Pension Contributions (APC) / Absences

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 ARCs (Additional Regular Contributions).

A member can purchase any amount of additional pension up to a maximum amount each year which is increased each April by Pensions Increase Orders. The maximum additional pension purchase limit for 2020/21 is £7,194 from 1 April 2020.

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 below factsheets for more information.

Buying additional pension – employers guide
Buying lost pension – employers guide

Buying lost pension employer confirmation form

Within the factsheets you will see a link to a quote modeller / calculator or you can click here to directly access the APC calculator.

Strike and Buying Lost Pension

Please tell us if any of your employees have been on strike by completing the spreadsheet here and email it to us.