The Local Government Pension Scheme—admission agreements
Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland

The following Pensions practice note produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme—admission agreements
  • What employers can participate in the LGPS?
  • Admission bodies
  • Transferee bodies
  • Admission of employees
  • Aggregation of LGPS membership
  • Contents of an admission agreement
  • Risk assessments, indemnities, bonds and guarantees
  • Who can provide an indemnity or bond?
  • Guarantees
  • More...

The Local Government Pension Scheme—admission agreements

STOP PRESS: On 27 May 2021 the High Court in R (on the application of Enterprise Managed Service Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2021] EWHC 1436 (Admin) held that retroactive changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013, SI 2013/2356, in relation to exit credits were not unlawful. The changes did not infringe the claimants’ right to a fair trial or their property rights. The court also gave guidance on the discretion administering authorities have when determining the amount of an exit credit which may be payable when an employer leaves the scheme. For more information, see News Analysis: Retrospective change to exit credits in Local Government Pension Scheme was lawful (Enterprise Managed Service v Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government).

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a statutory, public-service pension scheme for local government and related employees in England and Wales.

The provisions dealing with admission agreements are found in the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013, SI 2013/2356 (the LGPS Regs 2013).

For a template admission agreement, see Precedent: Admission Agreement.

For further information on the LGPS, see Practice Note: The Post-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme.

What employers can participate in the LGPS?

There are three main categories of employer that participate in the LGPS:

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