Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund
The Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund is one of the biggest occupational pension schemes in Wales, providing benefits for over 54,000 people. We form part of the nationwide pension scheme for local authorities, the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
We believe the Scheme gives members valuable and competitive pension benefits that form a big part of your total reward package from your employer.
The Pension Fund administers the Scheme and is available to help members with their pension queries. You can call the pension helpline with any questions about your benefits.
Details of the pension helpline are set out in the contact section of this website.
We believe it is important for you to understand your pension benefits. You will receive regular Scheme communications including a personalised annual benefit statement, and you can also access online information via this website.
If you have any feedback on the pensions communications you receive from the Scheme, please let us know.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is the lead authority for the RCT Pension Fund. The Fund consists of over 40 employers ranging from the 3 unitary authorities, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend, and includes South Wales Police and Fire Authorities as well as other bodies including colleges and other employers who work closely with local government.
View a full list of participating employers.
The Pension Fund is responsible for the interpretation of all pension legislation, the creation and maintenance of records, calculation and payment of benefit and the provision of information to employers and other relevant bodies. It also falls on the Fund to ensure that the Pension Fund Accounts reflect the true position with regard money coming in and going out of the Fund.
The Fund is also responsible for discretionary payments such as compensation and redundancy payments to employees.
Employees covered by the LGPS are members of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund, which was established under the Local Government Pension Scheme (Local Government Re-organisation in Wales) Regulations 1995. It replaced the Mid Glamorgan County Council Pension Fund with effect from 1st April, 1996 and all functions of the previous Fund Authority have now passed to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.