Guides, Frequently Asked Questions and Factsheets

Are you thinking about joining the LGPS and need to know more information? Or are you just curious to find out more about your pension? Our range of guides and factsheets are a quick look at the scheme and some of the benefits you are entitled to. Our Customer Charter below explains the service LPFA will provide to you.

A number of booklets are available in  PDF format, if you require Acrobat Reader to view these files you can download it from the Adobe Site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find in this section regular member enquiries. These might be especially useful if you are thinking of joining the scheme.


We have tried to make our publications and communications as simple as possible, but in certain areas it is difficult to avoid using technical terms. We have therefore provided a glossary with a list of the most commonly used technical terms.

Brief guide to your pension

The Brief Guide to Your Pension provides basic information about the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and its benefits.

Thinking about retiring?

Are you considering your options on retirement? Our scheme guide under the Scheme section provides a detailed analysis of your options. 



LPFA produce a number of Fact Sheets which provide specific details about certain areas and benefits of the LGPS:


Leaving the LGPS

The Leaving the LGPS Guide provides information for members who are about to leave or cease membership of the LGPS.

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