The LGPS Scheme Advisory Board (SAB), established under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013, advises the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the development of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

In support of the Board's work, it will, from time to time, invite bids from interested parties to undertake commissions.

Admitted and other Scheduled Bodies (Tier 3 Employers) in the LGPS


In support of the Board's work plan for 2016-17 it is seeking to identify the potential funding, legal and administrative issues and liabilities relating to admitted and scheduled bodies that do not benefit from local or national tax payer backing (Tier 3 employers).

For information Tier 1 employers are defined for the Board’s purposes as being local authorities and other public bodies with direct local tax payer backing. Tier 2 employers being Academy Trusts.

The work will be split into two concurrent phases:

1) The Board will be working with LGPS administering authorities to gather data regarding the number, membership, liabilities and covenants of these employers.

2) Separately the Board is inviting proposals from interested parties to assist it in further analysis in this area. Aggregate, summary data collated in part 1) will be provided to the successful bidder for use in part 2).

Proposal for assistance

Organisations interested in bidding for part 2 should download the "Instructions for Bidders" document below:

Tier 3 Employers - Instructions for Bidders pdf 4 pages 307kb

Board secretariat 16 May 2017