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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland

Facts and figures

Find out more about who administers the LGPS in Scotland and the numbers involved.

Overview

This is the national website for the LGPS in Scotland. It provides general information about the LGPS. The LGPS is administered locally by 11 local pension funds in Scotland. Your local pension fund may also have its own website which you can use to find out specific information about your pension and how the LGPS is run in your area.

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The facts

The LGPS is one of the largest pension schemes in the UK. It is a defined benefit pension scheme which means your pension is based on your salary and how long you pay into the Scheme. Your pension is not affected by how well investments perform. The LGPS provides you with a secure and guaranteed income every year when you stop working.

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The figures

Across Scotland the LGPS currently has 606,312 members:

  • 249,635 people are currently paying into the LGPS
  • 198,605 people are being paid a pension from the LGPS
  • 158,072 have a pension with the LGPS that they have not taken yet

Over 460 employers participate in the LGPS.

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