Address tracing - ITM
East Sussex Pension Fund have appointed a company called ITM to undertake numerous checks/tasks on our behalf as part of an address tracing exercise.
If you are contacted by ITM, please be assured that this is genuine and not a scam.
Member representative required for Pension Board
We have a vacancy on the East Sussex Pension Fund Board for a member representative. This role is open to any member of the Pension Fund whether they are still actively paying in, have left active employment without transferring out or are in receipt of a pension from us.
This vacancy provides members with a rare opportunity to influence how the scheme operates.Find out more about becoming a member representative
Cost of living crisis 2022
Considering making changes to your pension? - please read this before you actAccess information here
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.Access new guides
Annual Benefit Statement Guide
The 2022 Annual Benefit Statement guide for active members is now available.Access ABS guide here
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).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.
East Sussex Pension Fund are delighted that we will be listed as a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code 2020 by the Financial Reporting Council. Stewardship is the responsible allocation, management, and oversight of investments to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.
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
How East Sussex Pension Fund uses your data
We hold information (personal data) on you in order to administer the Pension Fund. Find out how we use your data by clicking the link below.Data Policy