The Tayside Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

If you join the LGPS, you will become a scheme member and you will get a pension paid to you when you retire.

Participating employers within the Tayside Pension Fund include:

  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Dundee & Angus College
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Perth College UHI
  • Police Scotland (non-uniformed staff)
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (non-uniformed staff)
  • Tayside Contracts
  • and a whole range of other organisations who have applied to be part of the Fund

45 employers allow their employees to join the Tayside Pension Fund.

The LGPS is a statutory scheme. This means that it is very secure because the amount scheme members are paid in retirement is defined and set out in law.

Teaching Staff and operational staff within Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service have their own pension schemes. These pension schemes are administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency in Galashiels.

Who runs the pension fund?

The Tayside Pension Fund is administered by Dundee City Council.

This means that Dundee City Council is regarded as the 'administering authority' within the Regulations of the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

Administering authorities are required to act in the interests of all employers, members and their dependants within the Fund. The role of the 'administering authority' is very similar to that of a trustee.

The Pensions Section of Dundee City Council are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Fund.

Dundee City Council has set up the Tayside Pension Sub-Committee to make decisions and take responsibility for the management of the Fund.

A Pension Board has also been appointed to assist the Tayside Pension Fund in complying with all of the legislative requirements and making sure that the scheme is being efficiently & effectively governed and managed.

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