Annual Benefit Statement Guide

A guide which explains the 2022 Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) for active members is now available.

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New LGPS member guides now available

The recent surveys highlighted that members want simple Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) information. So we've produced two guides:

  • Brief guide to the LGPS

  • Planning for retirement guide

These are available via the link below.

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Cost of living crisis 2022

The Local Government Association has produced some information to support members with the current cost of living crisis.

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What is a pension?

This video will help you understand the importance of saving for later life and explain how you join the LGPS.

Secure benefits: the scheme provides you with a secure, guaranteed income in retirement adjusted each year to take account of the cost of living

Tax-efficient - you receive tax relief on the contributions you pay plus you have the option to exchange part of your pension for a tax-free lump sum at retirement

Retirement freedom – your retirement date is linked to your State Pension (minimum age 65) but you also have freedom to take your pension any time between the age of 55 and 75

Plus much more!


Be Aware of Pensions Scams

Please ensure you are aware of potential pension scams if you decide to transfer your benefits. Educating yourself and remaining vigilant are key to minimising the risk posed by pension scams.

Avoiding pension scams


Pensions Terminology… explained

Get to grips with pensions and retirement jargon with our handy glossary of some of the most frequently used pension terms in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

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ESPF Investment - Caring for the future

Climate awareness is at the heart of The East Sussex Pension Fund. Check out our investment and sustainability strategy. The Fund was highly commended for 'Best climate change strategy' in the Local Authorities Pension Fund awards reflecting the work we've done to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into our investment processes.

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How East Sussex Pension Fund uses your data

We hold information (personal data) on you in order to administer the Pension Fund. Find out how we use your data by clicking the link below.

Data Policy

Visit our 'Help & support' section for answers to a variety of frequently asked questions.

Help & support