The Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS) has launched a new website which is much easier for scheme members to understand and navigate.
If you make pensions contributions, we recommend you take a look at the website. It tells you about:
- calculating and transferring benefits;
- leaving the scheme before retirement and re-enrolment after retirement;
- tax on pensions;
- pensions and divorce;
- auto enrolment; and
- how much it costs and who can be a member.
West Sussex County Council has recognised the considerable shortfalls of Capita’s Hartlink pensions website (not least due to UNISON members’ feedback) and has commissioned Capita to produce a replacement website, scheduled to be launched this summer.
Look after and understand your pension because it is a major component of your terms and conditions at work.