If your employer makes you redundant (either voluntary or compulsory redundancy), or retires you in the interests of business efficiency and you are 55 or over, your pension will be paid immediately without reduction if you have at least 2 years membership.

Your employer will notify us if you are being made redundant or being retired on the grounds of business efficiency and we will start to work out your pension benefits.

If you are under 55

If you're under 55 when you are made redundant or retired on business efficiency, you will become a deferred member of the scheme. A deferred member has a pension benefit that is retained in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) until it becomes payable, or is transferred out of the scheme.