2023 LGPS Gender Gap

In May 2023 Pensions Expert published a summary of the GAD report on the LGPS, including:

  • Female members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for England and Wales suffer considerable gender pay and pensions gaps, according to a new report from the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD).
  • Women, who make up 74% of the active membership, receive mean actual pay that is 31.7% lower than men (see table 1) and a mean total pension that is 41% lower, against data from 31 March 2020.
  • Things are worse for pensions in payment (see table 2), where the mean pension for women is half (49.4%) that of men.
  • Read the Pensions Expert article