This page is for all employers, academies and admitted bodies who participate in the Devon County Council and Somerset County Council Pension Funds.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a countrywide statutory scheme with each County Council administering and managing a fund for local authorities and certain public bodies. It’s a ‘Career Average Revalued Earnings’ (CARE) scheme, which means that benefits are based on a members salary for each year they are in the scheme, and each year it is revalued in line with Pensions Act increases. A career average scheme is still a defined benefit scheme so members are guaranteed a pension benefit on retirement.
Our Employer’s Guide to the LGPS is available here with more detailed guidance listed below. If there is something you would like included in the guidance or you have any further questions, please email the Employer & Communications Team.
New Employers in the LGPS? Please read our New Employer Guidance on the pension issues you will need to consider.
New Academy in the LGPS? Any school seeking Academy status should refer to our New Academy Guidance on the pension issues they will need to consider. Please also see LGPS Arrangements for Academies guidance.
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