How long can you remain in the 50/50 Section?

The 50/50 section is designed to be a short-term option, your employer is required re-enrol you back into the main section of the scheme approximately every three years on a re-enrolment date set by them. You are also able to revert back to the main section of the LGPS at any time by informing your employer in writing. You can obtain an election form to do this from either your employer or your pension fund.

If you are in the 50/50 section and your pay is reduced to zero because of sickness, your employer will move you back into the main section of the scheme from the next pay period (if your pay is still zero). This will also apply if your pay reduces to zero during a period of ordinary maternity and adoption leave (usually the first 26 weeks) or paternity leave.