Employer newsletter and information letters

Focus Newsletter - February 2020

Contents:

  • Monthly Contributions Process Change
  • LGPS Member contribution Banding for April 2020
  • Fund’s Website and accessibility
  • Employer Guide to Automatic /Re- Enrolment into the LGPS
  • Vacancies for Employer Representatives on the Pension Committee

  • Focus February 2020

Focus Newsletter - January 2020

Contents:

  • Internal dispute resolution procedure (IDRP) - new guide for employers
  • Pensions made simple - member videos
  • Annual report and accounts
  • Annual benefit statements (ABS) online
  • New employer admissions - important reminder

  • Focus January 2020

Focus Newsletter - December 2019

Contents:

  • i-Connect update
  • Annual general meeting
  • Individual employer valuation 2019 results
  • McCloud case - latest update
  • September 2019 rate of consumer price index (CPI)
     
  • Focus December 2019

Focus Newsletter - November 2019

Contents:

  • McCloud case - LGPS implications
  • Exit cap update
  • Fund actuarial valuation results 2019
  • Funding strategy statement (FSS) consultation
     
  • Focus November 2019

Focus Newsletter - September 2019

Contents:

  • Pensions savings certificates - annual allowance (AA)
  • LGPS - employer data retention policy
  • Annual benefit statements (ABS)
  • Flexible retirement
  • Who is an eligible employee / scheme member
     
  • Focus - September 2019

Focus Newsletter - August 2019

Contents:

  • Local Pension Board vacancy
  • Employer guides and factsheets
  • Empoyer Focus peer group
  • Annual benefit Statements
     
  • Focus - August 2019

Focus Newsletter - June 2019

Contents:

  • Year end return - thank you to employers
  • Valuation consultation
  • Exit cap consultation
  • The Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) - annual report
     
  • Focus - June 2019

Focus Newsletter - April 2019

Contents:

  • Employer Training Day
  • Exit Cap Consultation
  • Pension Fund Administration Strategy Consultation
  • Deductions for Additional Pension
     
  • PDF Document Focus - April 2019 (413 KB)

Focus Newsletter - March 2019

Contents:

  • Fund’s Actuarial Valuation
  • Annual Employer Returns
  • Pension Fund Administration Strategy
  • Local Pension Board
     
  • PDF Document Focus - March 2019 (348 KB)

Focus Newsletter - February 2019

Contents:

  • Changes to the LGPS introduced on 10 January 2019
  • Overview of the Government Consultation which aims to introduce greater pension protection for employees of LGPS
  • Pension Contribution Rates / Banding effective from 1 April 2019
  • Proposed improvements to the LGPS
     
  • PDF Document Focus - February 2019 (468 KB)

Focus Newsletter - November 2018

Contents:

  • Fund's Annual General Meeting 2018
  • Employer Focus Peer Group
  • Fund's new website launched
  • Budget - SCAPE discount rate change
     
  • PDF Document Focus - November 2018 (400 KB)

Focus Newsletter - October 2018

Contents:

  • Fund's Actuarial Valuation 2019
  • Annual Employer Returns 2017/2018
  • Pension Data 2018/2019
  • Proposed Changes to the LGPS
     
  • PDF Document Focus - October 2018 (356 KB)

Focus Newsletter - August 2018

Contents:

  • New Employer Admissions
  • Amendment Regulations
  • Annual Benefit Statements
  • Annual General Meeting
     
  • PDF Document Focus - August 2018 (444 KB)

Focus Newsletter - May 2018

Contents:

  • Employer update on the work completed by the Fund on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
     
  • PDF Document Focus - May 2018 (242 KB)

Focus Newsletter - February 2018

Contents:

  • Automatic enrolment
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision
  • Ill health retirements and obtaining narrative reports from IRMPs
  • September 2017 rate of Consumer Price Index (CPI)
     
  • PDF Document Focus - February 2018 (356 KB)

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