LGPS Fund of the year
The East Sussex Pension Fund have been awarded the 2021 Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Fund of the year (assets over £2.5 billion) in the Local Authorities Pension Fund Investments Awards. The Fund was also highly commended for 'Best climate change strategy'.
Note: The 2021 awards were only held on 29th March 2022 due to the pandemic.Find out more
East Sussex Pension Fund – investment in Russia
All of us will have been saddened by events in Ukraine and the suffering caused by the unprovoked attack on the country. Find out more about the fund's exposure to direct investments in Russia.Opens in new window Find out more
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.
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More about automatic enrolment and what it means for you
Auto and re-enrolment
LGPS - new brand, new member website
LGPS have transformed their brand and website to include:
simple navigation with improved search function
easy to use tools and calculators and helpful videos
useful links, hints and tips
new pages and updated content
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
Should you decide to transfer your benefits you should be aware of potential pension scams. 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