Local government pensions

We represent employers' interests to central government and other bodies on local government pensions policy. We provide the secretariat service for the Local Government Pensions Committee (LGPC), a committee of councillors constituted by the:

  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

The LGPC provides technical advice and has a suite of technical guides on:

  • the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • related compensation matters that it makes available to Pension Fund Administering Authorities and to employers.

We also:

  • provide general communication information
  • provide and maintain a central suite of guides and leaflets for employees and councillors on the LGPS that authorities administering the LGPS may download and personalise for their own use and the use of employers in their fund.

A full programme of pensions training is available for:

  • councillors
  • pensions practitioners
  • personnel officers
  • other employing authority staff with an interest in the LGPS.


LGPS regulations

For England and Wales from April 2014

Timeline regulations

For England and Wales up to April 2014
For Scotland up to March 2015

Training and events

All pension training and events.

Pensions publications

Circulars, bulletins, technical guides and minutes on the workforce library.

Shadow Scheme Advisory Board

Shadow Board for the LGPS in England and Wales.

LGPS 2014 employer and fund practitioner information

Providing information for employer and fund practitioners on LGPS 2014.

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LGPS Members' Website

Information for the 4.6 million members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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LGPS 2014 Members' Website

Information for scheme members on the changes being introduced to the LGPS from 1 April 2014

LGPC Secretariat

Jeff Houston
Head of Pensions
020 7187 7346

Terry Edwards
Senior Pensions Adviser
01954 232834
Normal working days: Thursday and Friday. Works on pension projects, not technical queries.

Tim Hazlewood
Pensions Training and Development Manager
01455 824850
Normal working days: Monday and Tuesday.  Works on training and conferences, not technical queries.

Elaine English
LGPS Executive Officer
020 7187 7344 

Cornelius Hargrave
Pensions Adviser
020 7664 3176

Liam Robson
Pensions Analyst
020 7664 3328

Lorraine Bennett
Pensions Adviser
020 7187 7374

Jayne Wiberg
Pensions Advier
07979 715825



Teachers' pensions

Comprehensive information covering teachers' pensions – on the Workforce section of the LGA website