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(1) which councillors are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in their capacities as councillors;
(2) whether councillor members of joint waste authorities are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme in their capacity as members of such authorities; and what powers such authorities have to admit them to membership.
Only elected members of a district council, county council or London borough council are defined as eligible members for the purpose of access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Decisions on access for councillors to the scheme are made by each local authority in the light of recommendations from its independent remuneration panel. There is no requirement to provide details to the Department of who has taken up any subsequent right of access.