News & Pensions Increase

The following section provides information on pensions increase and news for deferred members.

Pensions Increase 2018

The Government has approved the rate of increase for all public service pensions. The increase is effective from 9 April 2018 and is 3.00%.

The increase is set by reference to the Consumer Price Index in September 2017. It does not reflect the performance of the Pension Fund and we do not have the power to pay an additional increase.


LGPS National Insurance Database

A data sharing project with other LGPS pension funds in England, Wales and Scotland has been undertaken in order to comply with legal requirements contained in the LGPS’s governing regulations.

Provisions contained in the LGPS Regulations 2013 mean that, if a member of the LGPS dies, it is necessary for the scheme’s administrators to know if the individual also had other periods of LGPS membership elsewhere in the country so that the right death benefits can be calculated and paid to the deceased member’s dependants.

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