The LGPS – an introduction for scheme members

Pension saving is one of the most important factors in determining your quality of life in retirement. If you are employed by an employer that participates in the Surrey Pension Fund, and you are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) then you are invited to attend an event where you can learn more about your occupational pension scheme. The presentation will be delivered by a senior member of the Surrey Pensions team and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the LGPS and the options open to you as a scheme member.

We are preparing a series of presentations across the county and so if you do not see an event below that you can attend, please visit this site again in the coming weeks as more dates will be added as events are confirmed.


To provide members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with information about the benefits offered by the scheme and their options as a scheme member.

Target audience

Members of the LGPS – whether you have recently joined the scheme, you need information about your options on retirement or if you just want to understand the scheme better.


Those who attend will have a better understanding of:

  • How benefits in the LGPS are calculated
  • The options open to scheme members
  • What to consider in advance of retirement

  • Benefits offered by the LGPS
  • Contributions and contribution flexibility – paying more to increase your benefits and paying less when times are tough
  • How does a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Scheme work?
  • Leaving the scheme before retirement
  • Pension transfers
  • Different types of retirement
  • How your benefits are worked out and your options on retirement
  • Dependants’ benefits
  • Tax and your pension
  • Where to find out more information

If you are a member of LGPS and would like to book on one of these dates, please complete the application form below and email it to:





Surrey Health Borough Council

10.30 – 12.00


Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

10.30 – 12.00

Application Form

Pre Retirement Course

Surrey County Council also offers a Pre Retirement Course which provides useful information to those planning for retirement – from wellbeing and legal matters to the state pension and financial planning. Surrey County Council employees can find out more information via the Portal.

If you are not employed by Surrey County Council and would like more information please email:

Last modified: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:23 AM