The LGPS is a defined benefit, career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme. As such benefits are defined in line with statutory regulations and based on your pensionable pay in each year from 1 April to 31 March (this is known as the scheme year).
For each scheme year that you are a member, a pension equal to a 49th of your pensionable pay will be added to your pension account. Inflationary increases will then be added to ensure that your pension account keeps up with the cost of living.
Benefits are not based on the contributions that you and your employer pay into the scheme (as they would be if you belonged to a 'money purchase' scheme). The longer you are a member of the scheme, and the greater your pensionable pay, the higher your benefits will be when you retire or leave the scheme.
The pensionable pay used in the calculation of your pension will reflect periods of full and part-time employment that you may have.