Scheme pensioners

1. Scheme pensioners

Our pensioners include retired local government employees, dependants of deceased former members (husband, wife, civil partner, nominated cohabiting partner or child) and people who have been awarded a pension on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership with an LGPS member.

Pensions are taxable and are paid monthly, directly into your bank. We will issue your P60 by the end of May each year. Your P60 is a summary of your pay and tax details for the tax year. Don't throw these away as we are unable to re-issue original P60s.

Pensioner pay dates 2019/20


Pay Day

March 2019

Friday 29 March

April 2019

Tues 30 April

May 2019

Fri 31 May

June 2019

Fri 28 June

July 2019

Weds 31 July

August 2019

Fri 30 Aug

September 2019

Mon 30 Sept

October 2019

Thurs 31 Oct

November 2019

Fri 29 Nov

December 2019

Tues 31 Dec

January 2020

Fri 31 Jan

February 2020

Fri 28 Feb

March 2020

Tues 31 March

If you have any tax queries, you should contact the tax office on 0300 200 3300, or by post to the address provided below. Please quote the relevant tax office reference number:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme  Tax reference 120/JZ56432

If you change any of your personal details, such as your address, the bank/building society account your pension is paid into, name or marital status, please notify us of your new details to ensure you continue to receive your pension.


Pension Payslips

We do not display your full bank account number on your payslip. You will only receive a pension payslip when the amount of pension being paid to you varies by more than £5 (usually in April and May of each year).

We send a payslip to all our pensioners in September or October to confirm that the address we hold is still current. If payslips are returned by Royal Mail we will suspend payment of the pension until we hear from you. If you move, you can update your address online, or by writing to us. If you write to us, for audit purposes, please sign your letter.


Bank account changes

If your bank or building society returns a payment to us, your pension will be suspended until we hear from you.

For security and audit purposes you must make a written request for any changes to your bank details. Bank account changes cannot be taken over the telephone, by email or be updated online. If you are notifying us of a change in bank details, please also confirm the exact name(s) in which the account is held. Please send any bank account changes by the 15th of the month to meet our payroll deadline.

To avoid unnecessary delay, always quote your pension payroll number or National Insurance number, your full name and please ensure that your letter is signed. You can usually continue to receive your pension if you move abroad. Contact us to arrange this.

Remember: Registering for “my pension online” will give you 24-hour access to your P60, your payslips and will allow you to change your address details online. Register now.

Postal address

Pensions and Investments Team
Buckinghamshire Council
Walton Street Offices
Walton Street
HP20 1UD

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Last updated: 18 March 2020

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