The LGPS for Councillors

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The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland is changing on 1 April 2015 for employee and Councillor members.  You will automatically be moved into LGPS 2015 if you are a councillor member on 31 March 2015.  This section takes account of the differing provisions for councillors. 

The changes include:

  • pension built up from 1 April 2015 will be at the rate of 1/49th

  • Normal Pension Age for pension built up from 1 April 2015 is changing to your State Pension Age (minimum of age 65)

  • protection for benefits built up to 31 March 2015

  • Councillor exclusions from main LGPS provisions

  • protection for those nearing retirement.


For more information. please read the Councillor scheme guide at