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5. Pension

All staff are entitled to join the local government pension scheme (LGPS), which is run by Peninsula Pensions. Staff contributions are based upon salary. In addition to staff contributions, the council pays employer contributions. If you are a permanent employee you will automatically be enrolled into the Pension Scheme unless you complete and submit an Opt-Out Pension Form to the Payroll Department.

As well as a pension upon retirement, the pension scheme provides for a number of other benefits including:

  • a tax free death in service benefit of 3 times pensionable salary
  • dependents pensions in the event of the death of the pension member