If you start a job in which you are eligible for membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) you’ll be contractually enrolled (entered) into the Scheme if your employment contract is for three months or more.

If your contract is for less than three months you will be brought into the Scheme if:

  • You become eligible for membership of the LGPS;
  • Your contract is extended for three months or more; or
  • You opt to join by completing an application form.

For more information about the benefits of joining the LGPS, and auto enrolment, please see our booklet Benefits of Joining the LGPS.