If you are under 55 and retire from one post on redundancy grounds and have another post, you will become subject to "unauthorised payment" tax charges.

You must inform us immediately if you become re-employed by another LGPS employer whether you rejoin the LGPS or not.

If you retired through redundancy or efficiency service and return to work for an LGPS employer:

  • your benefits could be subject to tax charges if you are under 55
  • you could have to repay any compensatory added years payments you have received
  • any extra years' service added to your pension may be reduced

If your new employer is not an LGPS employer, your pension will not be affected.

Our Notes of guidance for pensioners has more information about the consequences of continuing to work after a redundancy retirement.