Pensions

About the pension fund

Freedom and choice

In last year's budget the Government announced big changes to rules around pensions. The changes that have been announced are aimed at giving members of pension schemes greater flexibility and choice over how they use their pension savings at retirement.

Find out more about what this could mean for you as a member of the LGPS

Our Pension Services team is responsible for the administration of our Pension Fund which is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

If you work for one of the employers listed and are not a teacher, you are eligible to join the Pension Scheme:

  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (including the borough schools)
  • Kingston University
  • Kingston College
  • Kingston and Sutton Educational Partnership
  • Academy schools in the borough
  • Kingston Town Centre Management (Kingston First)
  • London Grid for Learning
  • Hillcroft College
  • Your Healthcare
  • Balance CIC

Further information about the Local Government Pension Scheme can be found on the LGPS website. For information about the new Local Government Pension Scheme from 1 April 2014, visit the LGPS 2014 website.

Additional information can be found on the Local Government Association (LGA) website, including a number of useful guides to the scheme. LGA represents employers' interests to central government and other bodies on local government pensions policy.

To view a list and download copies of the LGPS forms that we hold, see Local Government Pension Scheme forms.

Contact details changes from 1 April 2016 

From 1 April 2016, our pension administration team became shared with the London Borough of Sutton. We've delegated our day to day pension administration functions to the administration team at the London Borough of Sutton. 

There will be no transfer of Royal Borough of Kingston membership to London Borough of Sutton and therefore there will be no changes to the deferred, active or pension membership that you may currently have with the Royal Borough of Kingston.