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Published on 09 Apr 2019

The LGPS (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduced some further changes to the scheme concerning when deferred benefits can be taken, pre- April 2014 AVC contracts, expansion of the underpin and survivor benefits for same sex spouses and civil partners.

Published on 14 Nov 2018

The Fund has issued a press release on climate change.

Published on 28 Aug 2018

Essex County Council has been announced as the host authority for the ACCESS Support Unit (ASU) and the recruitment process for the Programme Director has commenced.

Published on 01 Jun 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES AFFECTING THE EARLIEST DATE DEFERRED MEMBERS CAN DRAW THEIR PENSION FROM The LGPS regulations have been amended from 14 May 2018 and this has changed the rules around the early payment of deferred pensions for members who left the scheme before 1 April 2014.