Information on councillors' pensions

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Regulations 2014 removed access to the LGPS from 1 April 2014 for councillors and elected mayors in England and for the Mayor of London and members of the London Assembly, with the following exceptions:

  • those who were members of the LGPS on 31 March 2014 will retain access to the LGPS up to the end of their current term of office only (or to age 75 if earlier).

Members of the scheme who were not entitled to immediate payment of benefits were awarded deferred benefits in the scheme.

Visit the LGPS website for a full guide to the scheme

Life cover

In the event of death, dependants' benefits and a death grant may be payable subject to qualifying conditions.

Download an expression of wish form