The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer
This page is for all employers, academies and admitted bodies who participate in the Devon County Council and Somerset County Council Pension Funds.If there is something you would like included in the guidance or you have any further questions, please email the Employer & Communications Team.
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.
If you are new to the LGPS, please refer to our New Employer Guide to help you with your first steps and what you need to do to complete your registration.
There is also an Employer’s Guide to the LGPS which provides full guidance on the regulations and our procedures.
APP Quick Guide
Assumed Pensionable Pay (APP) Guidance
Employee Contribution Rates
Employers Guide to Ill Health Retirement
Employers Guide to the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP)
Employers Guide to Pensionable Pay
Employers Guide to Retirements
Forfeiture of pension rights after conviction for employment
Making Payments to the Devon Fund
Making Payments to the Somerset Fund
Member Retirement FAQ’s
Purchase of Additional Benefits
Salary Sacrifice Guidance
TUPE’s of staff to a new Academy, Multi Academy Trust (MAT) or an new Admitted Body
When a Leaver form is required
Useful Documents & Links:
LGPS Arrangements for Academies
LGPS 2014 HR Guide
LGPS 2014 Payroll Guide
HR & Payroll FAQs
Devon Pension Fund Administration Strategy
Somerset Pension Fund Administration Strategy
Valuation and Investments