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Who Can Join

If you are between 16 and 75, have a contract of employment of 3 months or more and work for one of the employers who take part in the LGPS then you will automatically be put into the Pension scheme. 

If you have a contract of less than 3 months then you can apply to join. 

If you have previously opted out you can still choose to re-join.

Click here for an opting in form.

In October 2012 the Government introduced auto-enrolment regulations so you need to check with your employer when you will be automatically start contributing to the scheme however you can choose to join before then.

To check that you have been entered into the scheme, please check that your payslip shows pension contributions being deducted.

Police, fire-fighters and teachers are not allowed to join the LGPS as they have their own specific pension schemes