Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
The East Sussex Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme and offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants.
1 - A secure pension with cost of living built in
2 - Tax relief - tax relief is given on the contributions that are paid
3 - Flexibility to pay more or less contributions
4 - Peace of mind - Your family enjoys financial security, with immediate life cover and a pension for your spouse, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner and eligible children in the event of your death in service.
5 - Freedom to choose when to take your pension - Your pension is usually payable from your Normal Pension Age which is linked to your State Pension age. You can choose to retire and take your pension at any time between age 55 (age 57 from 6 April 2028) and age 75.
7 - Flexible retirement - this helps you ease into retirement. If you reduce your working hours or move to a less senior position, you may be able to take some or all of the benefits you have built up.
To find put more please visit the East Sussex Pension Fund website.
Annual Report and Accounts, forms and Scheme policies
Link to the East Sussex Pension Fund resources page (the Annual Report and Accounts, member and employer forms and policies can be found here).
Governance of the scheme
Information about how the scheme is managed can be accessed here.
The East Sussex Pension Fund is run by East Sussex County Council. This means that East Sussex Council is the "administering authority" in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Regulations.
The scheme provides retirement benefits for County Council employees, but members also include employees of Brighton & Hove City Council, the 5 borough and district councils, universities, colleges and public authorities.
The scheme is designed to provide financial security for you and your dependants, both while you are working and during your retirement.
The East Sussex Pension Fund website is dedicated to supporting members and employers and the scheme - access the website here.
Employers in the East Sussex Pension Fund
The East Sussex Pension Fund is administered by East Sussex County Council, but other councils and public authorities can join the scheme. All employers, together with their contribution rates, are listed in the Participating employers [132.1 KB] [pdf] document.
The East Sussex Pension Fund website has a page dedicated to supporting Scheme employers.
There is a wealth of support available to employers within the resources pages of the website including guides, investment information, forms, newsletters, policies and more.
This is the power given by the LGPS to enable an employer or/and the pension fund administering authority to choose how they will apply the scheme in respect of certain provisions.
A full list of the discretionary policies to be determined upon by Scheme employers, administering authorities and other parties can be accessed here.
Teachers’ Pension Fund
Teachers have their own pension arrangements through the Teachers’ Pension Fund.
Who do I contact about my pension?
Please visit the 'Contact us' section of the East Sussex Pension Fund website.