Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

Overview

The following pages provide information about the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees of South Tyneside Council.


Permanent employees

The Council must enrol permanent new employees into the pension scheme by law.

If you are a permanent employee, you will automatically be enrolled into the scheme when you start work at South Tyneside Council.

You can opt out if you want to, see opting in / out.

New employees

To make sure you are paid correctly, you must tell us about your previous employment. 

Please complete the employment history form.

Please note: You will be contracted-out of the State Second Pension (S2P) Scheme whilst you are a member of the LGPS. If you already have a fixed or enhanced protection certificate, you may lose this protection when you join the LGPS.


Temporary contracts and casual workers

You will not automatically be enrolled if your contract is for less than 3 months. However, you can join if you want to.

See opting in / out.

If your contract is extended

If your contract is extended to be three months or more, you will automatically be enrolled from the date your contract is extended. You can opt out if you want to.

See opting in / out.


Teachers Pension Scheme

For information about the Teachers Pensions scheme, see the Teachers pensions website.


If your address changes

You must tell the Council if your home address changes.

See how to contact the HR Service Centre.