- Employer Information
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a public sector pension scheme for Local Government employees, and its rules are set in legislation passed by Parliament.
The Regulations stipulate that the LGPS is administered by organisations such as County Councils, London Borough Councils, lead Metropolitan District Councils, the London Pension Fund Authority and the Environment Agency. These are all known as Administering Authorities and are responsible for the individual LGPS Funds. The Administering Authority for the Clwyd Pension Fund is Flintshire County Council.
Employers, who participate in the Fund fall into the following categories:
Scheduled employers are defined in the LGPS regulations and have a statutory obligation to allow their staff automatic membership of the LGPS, provided they are eligible to join.
The listed bodies include County Councils, County Borough Councils, Further Education Colleges, Local Authority Schools, etc.
Like scheduled employers, designated employers are defined in the LGPS regulations. They have the power to state who, or which category, of employees, within their employment, can join the LGPS. Usually, designated employers are Town and Community Councils.
Certain types of employers can participate in the LGPS via an admission agreement agreed with the Clwyd Pension Fund.
There are two types of admissions body:
A Community Admission Body (CAB) made up of organizations which provide a public service other than for profit purposes, and which have sufficient links with an employer of the scheme to be regarded as having a community benefit.
Transferee Admission Body (TAB) The LGPS allows the transfer of LGPS membership under an admission agreement to transferring staff, where a service is outsourced to the private sector. In order to access the scheme, TAB must be regarded as providing a service or assets in connection with the exercise of a Scheme Employer function.