The Westminster Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). If you join the fund you become a member and you will get a pension paid to you when you retire having completed 2 years scheme membership.
Members of Westminster City Council (WCC) Pension Fund include employees and ex employees of the Council. In addition the fund has a number of admitted bodies including academies, whose employees can join the scheme. Any employee who is uncertain of their entitlement to join should speak to their employer.
The LGPS is a statutory scheme. This means that it is very secure because the amount members are paid in retirement is defined and set out in law.
Teachers have their own pension scheme and some Public Health staff retain access to the NHS pension scheme.