How do I join if I am not currently paying?

If you are not already a member of the LGPS and you wish to join, you do not have to wait until the auto enrolment rules come into effect to become a member.

If you want to start paying pension contributions and become a scheme member, you must contact your employer in writing by sending a letter, which has to be signed by you. Or, if sending it electronically, your e-mail has to contain the phrase “I confirm I personally submitted this notice to join the Local Government Pension Scheme”.

Please note: each employer may have their own processes and you must confirm with them that you are eligible.

You will then be sent further information on the scheme by the pension team, including a pension membership form to complete, and will be enrolled into the LGPS from the next available pay date.

Application form

Please use the form below: