Useful links

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Site

The website covers employees in England, Wales and Scotland and councillors in England and Wales and provides up to date information on the LGPS.

Local Government Pension Scheme 2015 site.

The website covers employees in Scotland and provides up to date information on the new LGPS scheme applying from 1 April 2015.

Direct.gov

Government information and public services online.

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions.

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time.

Pension Wise

A free and impartial government service that helps people understand their new pension options from April 2015.

The Pension Service

For information about state pensions please contact The Pensions Service. Find out the age at which you can claim your state pension.

The Pension Tracing Service

If you were in another scheme in the past and you have lost touch with them, then this central body should be able to help you trace them.

The Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is a pensions watchdog which makes sure schemes are run properly, and protects members against fraud. Anyone who is worried about a scheme can 'blow the whistle' to The Pensions Regulator.

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)

TPAS is available at any time to assist members and beneficiaries of the Scheme in connection with any pensions query they may have, or difficulty they have failed to resolve with the trustees or administrators of a scheme.

The Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman was set up under the Pensions Act, and may investigate and determine any complaint or dispute of fact or law in relation to a pension scheme.

Unbiased.co.uk

Find an independent financial adviser.  Make sure they understand the LGPS.

Financial Conduct Authority

UK financial services information

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. SPPA has the responsibility for developing and maintaining the regulations covering the Local Government pensions scheme in Scotland as well as determining appeals by members of the scheme.

Audit Scotland

Audit Scotland provides the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission with the services they need to check that public money is used economically, efficiently and effectively.

Age Scotland

Age Scotland (formerly Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged) support all people over 50 in Scotland, ensuring that they get the most from life. They provide essential services such as day care and information. They also campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.

Scottish Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations, and by influencing policymakers. Details of local Citizens Advice bureaus can be found by visiting the Citizens Advice Scotland website.