Employer Guides

In recent years the number of employers such as universities, charities and housing associations joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has grown rapidly to more than 10,000 (10,671).

The Pension and Lifetime Saving Association has published a series of guides to help employers participating in the LGPS to understand the legal and financial obligations they face.

A guide for employers participating in the LGPS: An introduction to the LGPS for scheduled bodies:

A guide for employers participating in the LGPS navigating entry into the LGPS: for local government contractors:

Each guide sets out the employer's obligations in relation to their participation in the LGPS including;

  • Making regular contributions on behalf of employees and making additional contributions if the scheme is in deficit;
  • Facilitating communications with scheme members;
  • Setting up administrative processes for making payments; and
  • Providing accurate and complete data to the scheme when requested.