We're required to maintain up to date details of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employer contacts and authorised signatories. This is to ensure that we can administer the LGPS in a timely manner, while safeguarding the interests of the scheme members.

We'll prompt you to update your signatories regularly to ensure our records are up to date.

The contacts and signatories we maintain a record of are:

  • a main contact for each employer for LGPS related matters
  • contacts and signatories for completion of LGPS forms and approval for the release of pension benefits
  • the Independent Registered Medical Practitioner(s) (IRMPs) appointed to provide opinions for ill health related applications from your employees (current and former) who are in the LGPS
  • the person appointed to adjudicate in cases where members appeal against LGPS related employer decisions.

If you don't let us have your authorised signatories, it will delay the processing of updates and payments of your employee’s pension benefits, until your authorised signatories form has been received.

New scheme employers (e.g. a new admission body or a newly converted academy) must submit details of their main contacts, authorised signatories, an adjudicator for appeals and IRMPs within one month of becoming a scheme employer.

If you’d like to update any of the details we hold for you, please email us and we’ll send you the relevant forms: pensions.regs@derbyshire.gov.uk