Royal Mail Strike Action
The Communication Workers Union has formally notified Royal Mail they plan to call on their members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take national strike action on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022. The latest news on industrial action/strikes can be found on the Royal Mail link below. Items posted to us or from us the day before, during or in the days after any strike action will be subject to delay. If you have anything urgent you need us to work on we suggest you email [email protected] Forms can be attached as long as they have been signed prior to scanning.Opens in new window https://www.royalmail.com/latest-news
Currently working and paying into the Pension Scheme
No longer paying into the Pension Scheme but not yet retired
No longer paying in
Currently getting a pension from the Pension Scheme
More about automatic enrolment and what it means to you
Auto and re-enrolment
Managing your pension
Increase my pension
You can pay more to top up your pension. Find out more here.
Leave the scheme
If you have left the LGPS and are joining another scheme you may wish to consider transferring your LGPS benefits to it. Click to find out more.
Register a death
When you die, it is important that the Fund is made aware as soon as possible. Find out more here.
Change my details
If your personal circumstances change, you will need to notify us. Click here for further details.
New LGPS member guides now available
The recent surveys highlighted that members want simple Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) information. So we've produced two guides:
Brief guide to the LGPS
Planning for retirement guide
These are available via the link below.Opens in new window Access new guides
2022 surveys - the results
What is a pension?
This video will help you understand the importance of saving for later life and explain how you join the LGPS.
Secure benefits: the scheme provides you with a secure, guaranteed income in retirement adjusted each year to take account of the cost of living
Tax-efficient - you receive tax relief on the contributions you pay plus you have the option to exchange part of your pension for a tax-free lump sum at retirement
Retirement freedom – your retirement date is linked to your State Pension (minimum age 65) but you also have freedom to take your pension any time between the age of 55 and 75
Plus much more!
Be Aware of Pensions Scams
Please ensure you are aware of potential pension scams if you decide to transfer your benefits. Educating yourself and remaining vigilant are key to minimising the risk posed by pension scams.Avoiding pension scams
Pensions Terminology… explained
Get to grips with pensions and retirement jargon with our handy glossary of some of the most frequently used pension terms in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).Opens in new window Pensions Terminology...explained
ESPF Investment - Caring for the future
Climate awareness is at the heart of The East Sussex Pension Fund. Check out our investment and sustainability strategy. The Fund was highly commended for 'Best climate change strategy' in the Local Authorities Pension Fund awards reflecting the work we've done to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into our investment processes.Investment