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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.


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

Visit our 'Help & support' section for answers to a variety of frequently asked questions.

Help & support