Club transfer rules

Club transfer rules allow certain final salary occupational pension schemes, mainly public service pension schemes, to calculate transfers on a special terms. Transfers into the LGPS, including final salary membership from other public sector club transfer schemes (usually membership up to 31 March 2015), or transfers out of the LGPS to other public sector club schemes (including final salary membership built up before 1 April 2014), provide benefits that are broadly equivalent across both schemes. Provided  there is not a continuous break in active membership of a public service pension scheme of more than 5 years, any final salary membership transferred would purchase a period of membership and retain a final salary link. Avon Pension Fund will provide you with further information on club transfers should this apply to you.