The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide scheme for our employees of the council and other employers who participate in the scheme.
Our pensions are administered by LPP
Information about our pension scheme can be found on the LGPS Administration Framework website.
Brent teachers belong to a separate pension scheme and can find more information on the Teachers' Pensions website.
The Pensions Board
The Pensions Board is responsible for assisting the London Borough of Brent in implementing the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Further information about the Pension Board, meetings, agendas, contact details for the members of the Board, attendance statistics, and declaration of interests, can be found here.
If you wish to discuss your pension at Brent you can contact the LPP or Brent Pensions Team:
Phone: 01708 952298
Address: PO Box 1383, Preston, PR2 0WR
Brent Pensions Team
Online: Contact us form
Phone:0208 937 3190
Address: Brent Pensions, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ
Changes to the state pension and NI contributions
If you are a member of the Local Government, NHS or Teachers’ Pension Scheme, you are currently 'contracted out' of the state second pension.
This means you currently pay a lower rate of National Insurance contributions and will receive the basic State Pension at state retirement age in addition to your occupational pension.
The state pension is changing for anyone who is reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. These changes will help people clearly understand what they will receive from their State Pension.
These changes will bring about an end to contracting out and National Insurance rebate you receive as a result of being contracted out. The current National Insurance rebate of 1.4 per cent will end meaning you will pay National Insurance contributions of 12 per cent from 6 April 2016.