Additional Regular Contributions
The Local Government Pension Scheme allows members to purchase additional amounts of pension within the scheme.
This pension is index linked and will increase each year in he same way as your standard pension scheme benefits
This is by making Additional Regular Contributions (ARCs).
If you elect to buy additional scheme pension the extra pension that you buy will be paid with your normal benefits when you retire as an addition to your standard benefits.
The amount of additional pension that you buy must be in multiples of £250 pension per year, up to a maximum of £5,000 pension per year.
Your additional pension must not exceed the £5,000 maximum even if you have more than one employment.
To pay ARCs, you have to enter into a contract with the scheme (for a duration which suits you, but, it must be for at least a year).