Gwynedd Pension Fund participates in a data sharing arrangement with other LGPS funds in England and Wales. This is undertaken in order to comply with the legal requirements contained within the LGPS regulations.
Provisions contained within the regulations mean that if a member of the LGPS dies, it is necessary for the Fund to know if the member has other LGPS benefits elsewhere in the UK so that the correct death benefits are paid to the deceased members’ dependents.
As the LGPS is locally administered, each pension fund has its own benefit records, therefore it can be difficult to identify if a member has other LGPS records elsewhere.
In order to comply with these requirements, the National Database will enable funds to check their members have LGPS pension records with other funds.
For each member of the LGPS, the NI Database contains the individuals’ NI number, membership status, the last calendar year in which the membership status changed and a 4 digit number specific to the appropriate pension fund.
The data held on the Database will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation.