Pensions Line - January 2019

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 January 2019

2019 Employer PLOG's

Working Together

Thank you to all of you who attended, especially in the bad weather – we hope you found the meetings useful. Copies of all the slides are now available on the website

For those of you have couldn’t attend, we would be grateful if you could take some time to complete our survey

The main topics discussed are outlined below

Employer Self Service (ESS)

If you currently download the Starter, Changes in Hours and Changes in Details forms from our website, they will no longer be available from Monday 11th February 2019. Instead, you will need to use ESS or interfaces. You will also be able to use ESS for member estimates. More information and guidance will be available on our website from Monday but if you have any questions or would like some training, please email Emma Davies.

Data Quality Exercise

Previous editions of Pensions Line have mentioned the Data Quality exercise we will be undertaking for all LGPS Pension Fund employers – full details can be found on our website. The process will be launched in the next few weeks with the plan to start with the smaller employers but if you want to request your data sooner rather than later, please email Richard Tuck.


Written Statement on Cost Cap Process

Further to the proposed regulation changes outlined in January’s edition and at the PLOG’s last week, we have received an email from the Scheme Advisory Board announcing a pause in the cost cap process for public service pension schemes pending the outcome of the application to appeal the McCloud case to the Supreme Court. More details can be found on our website

TUPE’s and Admitted Bodies

We have recently reviewed this area of work and been busy defining procedures. Guidance has been written and will be available on the website shortly.

Employer & Communications Team

If you have any questions about a process or need some guidance etc, please  email the team:

Work areas have now been defined on the team and Emma Davies will start to step back from the ‘front line’ with Mark Griffin taking on the full role of Employer Liaison Officer. Any specific issues you previously directed to Emma, please now contact Mark Griffin

Keep us updated

It will soon be easier for you to keep us updated with any changes in your staff contacts by replacing the separate word forms with a combined online form… we will let you know as soon as its ready.


Employer & Communications  Team



Quick links

Peninsula Pensions Employers' Pages

Peninsula Pensions  Employers' Guide

Ill Health Retirement Guidance

Pensionable Pay Guidance

Assumed Pensionable Pay Guidance

IDRP Guidance

LGPS regulations and guidance


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