Local Authorities

Local authorities

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. It’s for people working in local government or working for other employers that participate in the scheme, and faces unique challenges relating to governance, membership and costs.

For more than a decade the LGPS has seen significant policy developments, including the advent of LGPS pools for England and Wales – and the sands continue to shift.

The PLSA represents local authority schemes on a variety of policy and regulatory issues including ESG, governance, investment, administration, talent management, pensions dashboards, pooling and the McCloud judgement.

This page is where our local authority members can find the latest resources and information relating to the LGPS.

Get in touch

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

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.

The PLSA's Deputy Director of Policy, Joe Dabrowski, serves as an adviser on the LGPS Scheme Advisory.

Meet the team

Joe Dabrowski

Deputy Director - Policy

Meet the team

Tiffany Tsang

Head of DB, LGPS & Investment

Documents and resources

19 February 2016