Pensions Increase

Public Service pensions such as the Local Government Pension Scheme are increased to take account of increases in the Consumer Price Index.

The movement in the Consumer Price Index   during the 12 months to the previous September determines the Pension Increase that is applied in April to the pensions in payment and deferred pension benefits, keeping them in line with the cost of living.

However, the Consumer Price Index to September 2015 was minus 0.01%.

This unfortunately means that no increases will be applied to your pension for the forthcoming year from April 2016 as there is no authority to pay any increase above the determined amount. The scheme rules, however, ensure that the Pension Increase applied is not lower than zero .