Active member survey 2022 - the results

This paper details the results of the 2022 survey issued to active members of the East Sussex Pension Fund. The annual survey offers members the opportunity to provide direct feedback on whether the Fund is providing you with the right level of support. We use the results to analyse where we are getting things right and where we can improve.

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Retirement Planning Guide

A new guide is available to support members who are planning for their retirement. 

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LGPS Fund of the year

The East Sussex Pension Fund has won the 2021 Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Fund of the year (assets over £2.5 billion) in the Local Authorities Pension Fund Investments Awards. The Fund was also highly commended for 'Best climate change strategy'. 

Note: The 2021 awards were only held on 29th March 2022 due to the pandemic.

Find out more about the award

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
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LGPS - new brand, new member website

LGPS have transformed their brand and website to include:

  • simple navigation with improved search function

  • easy to use tools and calculators and helpful videos

  • useful links, hints and tips

  • new pages and updated content

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

Help & support