Local Authorities

Local Authorities: The LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is one of the largest defined benefit (DB) schemes in the world and the largest DB scheme in England and Wales.

The PLSA is at the forefront of policy and regulatory issues for the LGPS. This year we will complete and publish research into the challenges facing the LGPS, proposing follow-up action.

Other focus areas include:

  • Responsible Investment
  • McCloud Judgement
  • Governance
  • Pooling
  • Data Standards and Pensions Dashboards
  • Talent Management
  • TPR’s Single Code of Practice
  • Impacts of Covid-19

All issues affecting the LGPS are discussed with our Local Authority Committee, which meets three times a year, and helps the PLSA's Policy and Advocacy Team to steer our policy positions for the LGPS.

We showcase our work annually with our industry-leading Local Authority Conference – in June for 2022.

The PLSA’s Deputy Director of Policy, Joe Dabrowski, serves as an adviser on the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board which advises the Government on changes to the scheme.

Please get in touch with us on our LGPS policy by contacting  [email protected].

Meet the team

Joe Dabrowski

Deputy Director - Policy

Meet the team

Tiffany Tsang

Head of DB, LGPS & Investment