P60 Your frequently asked questions

If we pay you an annual pension, you'll receive a P60 on or around your April payday. Here are some of the questions people often ask us about P60s and pension increases. 

What do I need my P60 for?

Your P60 shows the tax you’ve paid on your pension in the tax year (6 April to 5 April). You will get a separate P60 for each of your pension accounts.

You may need your P60 to prove how much tax you’ve paid on your pension, for example to claim back overpaid tax or as proof of your income if you apply for a loan or a mortgage.

Where can I find my P60?

Your P60 is uploaded to your My Pension account. You can also view your payslips and historic pay information in your account.

How do I view a P60 for a child’s pension?

This year, we will send a paper copy of the P60 certificate to a child who is receiving a pension from us. This is because our My Pension service for children is temporarily unavailable whilst we review our procedures. Once our review is complete, we will update our website with more information.

Will you also send me a paper copy?

We won't send you a paper copy unless you have already asked us to do so. If you want to receive future copies of your P60 by post, then you must write to us at the address below to let us know:

Guardsman Tony Downes House
5 Manchester Road
M43 6SF

If you need a paper copy of your most recent P60, please ask us for one when you write to us. We must receive your request at least two weeks before your April pay date for you to receive one at that time. If not, we will send you a copy shortly afterwards. 

We no longer automatically send out payslips, even if you have requested paper communications. If you need a paper copy of your payslip for tax or benefit purposes, you can contact us to request a copy to be posted to you. You can also view your payslip in your My Pension account.

I have asked previously to receive paper copies of my P60, but I’ve not received this year's yet?

P60s are normally posted around the time of your April payday. If you've not received yours within a week or so of this date, please let us know by calling 0161 301 7100 and we will sort this out for you.

What is Pensions Increase?

One of the benefits of receiving a Local Government pension is that we protect it against rises in the cost of living. Every April, we apply an increase to your pension if the cost of living has gone up. The amount of the increase is linked to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). The rate of CPI in September is normally used to work out the rate of increase we should apply. Your pension will always increase each year unless the CPI rate that month is zero or below zero. Pensions Increase is sometimes referred to as 'PI'.

When does Pensions Increase apply?

We apply any increase due on the first Monday of each new tax year.

As the increase only applies from partway through April, part of your April payment will be at the old rate and part at the new rate. All your May payment will be at the new rate.

Is the whole of my pension increased?

Pensions Increase is applied to all your pension. However, if you have reached your State Pension age and were contracted out of the State Pension between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997, the increase will be split between your Greater Manchester Pension and your State Pension.

If you were a member of GMPF between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997, then you were contracted out of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS) and would have paid less national insurance contributions during that period. Instead, you would have earned a Guaranteed Minimum Pension amount (GMP).

This GMP forms part of your LGPS pension and the increase on the GMP is paid between GMPF and your state pension.

GMPF will pay the full increase if you don’t have a GMP element.

Do I need to let you know if I get a job?

If you get any job with any employer who offers membership of the LGPS then you must tell us - whether or not you join the Scheme again. 

In some cases, working for this type of employer will affect your pension.

Why have I not received Pensions Increase?

If you are under age 55 and your pension is in payment, there are some circumstances where you are not entitled to receive Pensions Increase. However, once you reach age 55 Pensions Increase will be paid to you. 

For further information please contact our Customer Services team.

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