Opting out of the LGPS

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is automatic in many cases, but you don’t have to stay in the scheme. You can cancel your membership; this is called opting out.

If you are thinking of opting out remember, the LGPS is one of the best occupational schemes in England and Wales. By being a member, you will get a range of secure benefits.

If you're a new employee, you can’t opt out before you begin your job.