With a little over a year till the new version of the Local Government Pension Scheme becomes effective, there's a lot to do to ensure a successful implementation.

LGPS 2015 has started with the key parties involved - Unions, COSLA and the Scottish Government - agreeing the high level principles to be adopted within the framework of the UK wide Public Service Pensions Act 2013. 

Click here to view the short summary of the new arrangements.   

More information, including a dedicated website focussing on the changes, will be made available, once the detail of the new scheme has emerged. 

You can read more about LGPS 2015, including the actual Heads of Agreement and Scottish Government's consultations on benefits and governance arrangements and draft regulations at:

http://www.sppa.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486&Itemid=252