For pensions help and information, just follow the links

As well as providing scheme-specific information covering your Local Government Pension Scheme pension, here are some useful sources that can help build your understanding of pensions issues and other related topics. Just follow the links below.

Scheme background

Local Government Pension Scheme 2018

Local Government Pension Scheme 2015
Information for scheme members

Local Government Pension Scheme 2015 Regulations
Scheme regulations and guidance for members

Allocation of the councils to the Local Government Funds

Fund

Council(s)

Strathclyde Pension Fund Glasgow City
Argyle and Bute
East Ayrshire
North Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
West Dunbartonshire
East Dunbartonshire
North Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
East Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
Inverclyde
Lothian Pension Fund City of Edinburgh
Midlothian
West Lothian
East Lothian
North East Scotland Pension Fund Aberdeen City 
Aberdeenshire
Moray
Tayside Superannuation Fund Dundee City
Angus
Perth and Kinross
Scottish Borders Pension Fund Scottish Borders
Dumfries and Galloway Pension Fund Dumfries and Galloway
Falkirk Council Pension Fund  Falkirk
Stirling
Clackmannanshire
Fife Council Pension Fund Fife
Highland Council Pension Fund Highland (also covers Western Isles Council)
Orkney Islands Pension Fund Orkney
Shetland Islands Pension Fund Shetland

                  

Useful resources

Age Scotland
Useful information on a broad range of age-related topics including money matters.

Citizens’ Advice Scotland
Helpful resources on a range of issues as well as directions to your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

The Department for Work and Pensions
The UK Government department responsible for pensions matters.

The Financial Conduct Authority
Wide range of pensions and other financial services-related information from the financial services regulator.

Gov.UK
The UK Government’s main portal with links to benefits, taxation, pensions and much more.

The Government Actuary’s Department
Source of information for public sector pensions calculations, regulations and consultations.

HM Revenue & Customs
Self-assessment, pensions taxation and much more.

The Pensions Advisory Service
UK Government sponsored website for general pensions advice.

Pension Tracing Service
If you’ve lost track of any of your previous pensions, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.

The Pensions Ombudsman
Free, fair and impartial advice on pensions disputes and complaints.

The Scottish Government
Website covering the responsibilities of the Scottish Government including public sector pay policies.

The Scottish Parliament
Website for the Scottish Parliament – including contact details for your local MSP.

The Money Advice Service
UK Government backed service which provides free, impartial money advice. Includes comprehensive section on pensions.

The Pension Service
Gov.uk section for all things related to the State Pension – including claiming your pension for the first time.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Your final port of call for any complaints Scottish public services organisations – including SPPA.

Unbiased.co.uk
Portal for finding independent financial advisers in your area.

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