Annual Benefit Statements for 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Benefit Statements for 2020 are now available. Log in or register now to use our online service.

26 Aug 2020

McCloud Judgment

The Government has now confirmed that changes will be made to all main public sector schemes, including the LGPS, to remove unlawful age discrimination following changes to public sector pension schemes in 2014/2015. This ruling is often referred to as the 'McCloud judgment'

25 Aug 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the LGPS

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the UK workforce, with many workers absent due to sickness or self-isolation. Read the LGPS member FAQs for information about how your pension and the service provided by your fund might be affected.

17 Apr 2020

Pensions Increase 2020

Your Highland Council pension is increased annually in line with the Pensions Increase Order which is currently linked to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). The increase is calculated in line with the CPI index based on the 12 months to September 2019. As the September 2019 CPI rate was 1.7%, your annual pension will increase by 1.7% from Monday 6 April 2020

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Important update 31 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Important update 31 March 2020 - Telephone update

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important update 23 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important update 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

The LGPS and Stock Markets

A message from the Scheme Advisory Board

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

17 Mar 2020

Annual Benefit Statements for 2019

We are pleased to announce that Annual Benefit Statements at 31 March 2019 are now available to view and print online.

30 Aug 2019

Changes to early retirement reduction factors

As a result of the Governments Budget announcement on 29 October 2018 a change to the early retirement reduction percentages now applies.

06 Aug 2019

Amendment of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2018

From the 1 June 2019 the Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 allow for all deferred members to access their pensions, once they attain the age of 55, in line with the pension freedoms as set out in the Finance Act 2015.

24 May 2019

Annual Benefit Statements for 2018

Annual Benefit Statements at 31 March 2018 are now available to view and print online

31 Aug 2018

Your data - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of European Union regulations due to come into force on 25 May 2018. It will change how organisations process and handle data, with the key aim of giving greater protection and rights to individuals.

16 May 2018

Annual Benefits Statements for 2017

Annual Benefit Statements for 31st March 2017 are now available to view and print online.

30 Aug 2017

Overseas Transfer Charge

A new 25% overseas transfer charge to apply from 9 March 2017.

26 Apr 2017

Late retirement factors are changing

Changes to late retirement factors have been announced by the Scottish Government.

29 Mar 2017