Local Government Pension Scheme
The Local Government Pension Scheme (link opens in new window) covers council employees and some councillors. The LGPS is a contributory scheme; employees contribute 5.5% to 7.5% of their own salaries to the scheme.
Employers' contributions to the LGPS vary depending upon how much is needed to ensure benefits under the Scheme are properly funded, and are set independently.
The rules governing the pension scheme are contained in regulations made by Parliament.