Increasing your pension benefits

If you’re thinking about topping up your pension, there are a few things to consider before making your final decision.

LGPS members

Local Government Members

You can increase your benefits through APCs (additional pension contributions) or AVCs (additional voluntary contributions). But they work differently and have their own rules. So, it’s important to understand the differences between them when choosing the best option for you.


Learn more about APCs


Learn more about AVCs

Fire & Police members

Fire Service Members Police Service Members

If you want to top up your Police or Firefighters’ pension benefits, you can increase your contributions to buy ‘added pension’.

Added pension

For Fire & Police members

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