Countdown to Scottish LGPS 2015

The new Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme starts on 1 April 2015. As the new scheme was agreed in principle following a member ballot in November 2013 – here’ a reminder of the main changes:

  • Service after 1 April 2015 based on a career average rather than final salary.
  • A 1/49 accrual – better than the 1/60 in the current scheme. This, together with pensionable service and pay, is the main factor in setting the cash amount of your pension.
  • Contribution rates remain the same.
  • Pensionable pay will include additional hours paid to part-time workers.
  • Part-time workers will only pay contributions on actual pensionable pay, not FTE pay.
  • A 50:50 option that we hope will attract those not in the scheme at present.

The main changes and much more are explained at

There are videos and a modeller to help members understand how their new pension account works.