The Local Government Pension Scheme is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme. The benefits under the scheme are based on the length of your membership and your pay.
We have an award winning pension fund which has produced high performance over a consistent period.
The pension scheme features include:
a lump-sum cash payment if you die while in service
valuable pension benefits to your spouse, partner and children
a tiered ill-health retirement package
the opportunity to take your pension from the age of 55 – 75, although your pension may be reduced should you take your pension before your individual state pension age
an un-reduced pension from the age of 55 if you leave employment through redundancy or efficiency
the option to reduce contributions and benefits by 50% in the 50/50 scheme
the opportunity to buy up to £6,500 additional scheme pension
the option to make further additional contributions in to the Standard Life AVC
For more information visit the LGPS website.
Capita Employee Benefits provides the day-to-day administration of the scheme. They should be contacted for any administration queries in the first instance.
You should contact Capita, if you wish to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Opt out forms are not available from your employer.
Telephone: 01737 366135 or 366138
The London Borough of Hounslow Pension Fund
Capita Employee Benefits
PO Box 195