Absences from work

There may be occasions when you are away from work and you don't pay your local government pension scheme contributions.

For example, you could have:

  • a period of unpaid sick leave
  • an authorised leave of absence (approved by your employer)
  • days where you take industrial action (strike)
  • a period of Reserve Forces leave
  • a period of Maternity, Paternity or Adoption leave

To find out how your pension is affected if you are away from work, please visit LGPS - If you are away from work.