Pensions Line Special - June 2021

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June 2021

Strain Costs

There is currently an issue where Altair is calculating small strain costs for voluntary retirement cases.

The simplest way to avoid this is to ask members to calculate their own estimates using Member Self Service.

When completing their voluntary retirement estimates members can also check their personal details and update them where necessary eg email address.  

Heywoods, our database suppliers are currently investigating the issue.

Devon Fund Employers EAS5

Following a central update to forms across DCC websites the EAS5 form stopped working on Friday.

The form is now up and  running again, although some employers may need to clear their cache (press Ctrl+F5 when viewing the form) to allow all fields and submission to be completed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Keep us updated

Please remember to keep us updated with any changes in staff responsible for completing our forms (authorised signatories). This can be done by completing our via our online form.

You can also use this form to notify us of any authorised delegated contacts, your IDRP Stage 1 Appeals Officer, your Payroll Provider, your contact for Interfaces and to sign up to our employer newsletter Pensions Line

Change of Payroll Provider & Provision of Data

It is important that you contact the Employer & Communications Team if you are changing your payroll provider. We can then work with you to ensure you put processes in place to retain access to historical payroll information and continue to fulfil your responsibilities as a Scheme employer.

Payment of Pension Fund Contributions

Please remember to inform us and the relevant Finance team each time you have paid your pension scheme contributions, by filling in the Monthly Contributions Form. If we receive the returns right away with the payments and they are correct, it makes the process so much easier, so please ensure that you build this form into your procedures.

If you are a Somerset Pension Fund employer, please contact the Corporate Finance Team for a copy of the Monthly Contribution Return:

If you are a Devon Pension Fund Employer, you will need to use the online EAS5 form

TUPEs & New Academies

If you are outsourcing services and have a number of staff who will be subject to TUPE and moving to a new employer or your school is converting to an Academy or moving MAT, please do not submit any leaver forms as this will complicate the process – instead there is a staff data capture spreadsheet you can complete on our website.


Employer & Communications Team

Quick links

Employer Services (ESS) Guide

Peninsula Pensions Employers' Pages

Peninsula Pensions Employers' Guide

LGPS regulations and guidance

Fund Investments

LGPS National Website


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