Employer Newsletter and Information Letters

Focus Newsletter – June2019

Contents:

  • Year End Return – Thank you to Employers
  • Valuation Consultation
  • Exit Cap Consultation
  • The Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) – Annual Report

PDF Document Focus - June 2019 (275KB)

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 (413KB)

Focus Newsletter – March 2019

Contents:

  • Fund’s Actuarial Valuation
  • Annual Employer Returns
  • Pension Fund Administration Strategy
  • Local Pension Board

PDF Document Focus - March 2019 (348KB)

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 (468KB)

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 (400KB)

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 (356KB)

Focus Newsletter – August 2018

Contents:

  • New Employer Admissions
  • Amendment Regulations
  • Annual Benefit Statements
  • Annual General Meeting

PDF Document Focus - August 2018 (444KB)

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 (242KB)

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 (356KB)

Employer Newsletter No 22 - November 2017

Contents:

  • Goodbye Janet
  • 2017 Annual Benefit Statements
  • Annual Report and Accounts
  • Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP)
  • i-Connect
  • Who is your representative on the Pension Committee?
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • AVC Provider Switch
  • Focus on Redundancy and Efficiency Retirement

 PDF Document Employer Newsletter No 22 - November 2017 (383KB)

Employer Newsletter No 21 - February 2017

Contents:

  • Further education and sixth form college insolvency consultation
  • Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) – implications for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) of a significant increase in academy employers
  • Independent review of the State Pension age (SPA) – interim report
  • Consumer Price Index
  • 2017/18 employee contribution bandings
  • Exit payment consultations
  • Exit payment cap
  • Exit payment recovery – delay in implementation
  • Standardising Payments within the public sector
  • Consultation – salary sacrifice for the provision of benefits-in-kind
  • State pension top ups
  • Update your contact list
  • Staffordshire Pension Fund Administration Strategy
  • Automatic enrolment thresholds for 2017/2018
  • Pensions Dashboard
  • Consultation on a new financial guidance
  • Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP)
  • Estimate Requests
  • Ill Health Liability Insurance - Infolet 110 issued January 2017
  • Pension Policies

PDF Document Employer Newsletter No 21 - February 2017 (221KB)

Employer Newsletter No 20 - November 2016

Contents:

  • Valuation
  • New Member Website
  • Negative Revaluation
  • LGPS Employer Discretionary Policies
  • Completion of Early Leaver Notifications
  • Pay Terminology
  • Employer Survey
  • Academy Training Sessions
  • Independent Registered Medical Practitioner Panel
  • Funding Strategy Statement Consultation
  • Christmas Cover at Staffordshire Pension Fund
  • December Christmas Payroll Dates for retired members (please note pay date should read 16 December 2016)

PDF Document Employer Newsletter No 20 - November 2016 (218KB)

Employer Newsletter No 19 - March 2016

Contents:

  • Creation of an Investment Pool
  • Pension Forum
  • Request for Forum Representatives
  • Pension Forms and Documentation
  • Administration Strategy Consulation
  • Ill Heath Insurance
  • Employee Contribution Bandings 2016/2017

PDF Document Employer Newsletter No 19 - March 2016 (199KB)

Employer Newsletter No 18 - December 2015

Contents:

  • Diary Dates:
    1. LGA Employer Training
    2. Staffordshire Pension Fund Employer Training (18/01/2016)
    3. Staffordshire Pension Fund Consultative Forum (03/05/2016)
  • End of Contracting Out
  • Employer Contact Details
  • Administration Strategy
  • Discretions

PDF Document Employer Newsletter No 18 December 2015 (268KB)

Employer Newsletter No 17 - March 2015

Contents: 

  • Employer’s Contribution Rates
  • Year End Financial Arrangements 31 March 2015
  • Pension Increase for 2015
  • Employee pension contribution bandings for 2015

  PDF DocumentEmployer Newsletter No 17 March 2015 

Employer Newsletter No 16 - September 2014

Contents:

  • Discretionary Policies
  • Additional Pension Contributions (APCs)
  • Ill Health
  • "How are you getting on?" LGPC Secretariat publication
  • Employer Training
  • Annual Benefit Statements

 PDF Document    Employers Newsletter Edition 16 (232 KB) 

Employer Newsletter No 14 - May 2014

Please note an error has occurred in the numbering of editions.

Contents:

  • Additional Pension Contributions (APCs)
  • End of Year Return

PDF Document   Employers Newsletter Edition 14 (217 KB)

Employer Newsletter No 15 - April 2014

Please note an error has occurred in the numbering of editions.

Contents:

  • Reminder check list for LGPS 2014
  • Contribution Policy
  • Employer Discretions
  • Contractual changes
  • Website

PDF Document   Employers Newsletter Edition 15 (213 KB)

Employer Newsletter No 13 - February 2014

Contents:

  • End of Year Data
  • 2014 Guides and Publications
  • Employer Discretions
  • Employer Estimates
  • Member Communication of LGPS 2014
  • Regulation amendment - joining the scheme
  • Updated forms

PDF Document   Employers Newsletter Edition 13 (275 KB)

 

Focus - Augmentation - January 2014

Changes required to Employer Redundancy Compensation Schemes after 1 April 2014.

PDF Document  Focus January 2014 - Augmentation (197 KB)

Employer Newsletter No 12 - January 2014

Contents:

  • LGPS 2014 - impact on you
  • Employer Survey
  • Altair "My Pension"
  • LGPS 2014 Modeller
  • Can you help?

PDF Document  Employers Newsletter Edition 12 (213 KB)

Employer Newsletter No 11 - June 2013

Contents:

  • LGPS 2014 Video
  • Councillor Pension Scheme Consultation
  • Valuation Update
  • Administration Strategy and Service Level Agreements
  • LGPS 2014 Progress Update

PDF Document  Employers newsletter Edition 11 (265 KB)

Employer Newsletter No 10 - May 2013

Contents:

  • Automatic Enrolment Thresholds
  • New Employer Policy Requirements

PDF Document  Employers newsletter Edition 10 (223KB)

Employer Newsletter No 9 - April 2013

Contents:

  • 2014 LGPS Consultation
  • Contribution bandings for part time staff

PDF Document Employers newsletter Edition 9 (245KB)

Employer Newsletter No 8 - March 2013

Contents:

  • Year end procedures  
  • Secure File Transfer (SFT)

PDF Document Employer Newsletter Edition 8 (104KB)

Focus - Opt In and Opt Out Procedure - February 2013

Revised procedure for Opting Out and Opting In to the LGPS

PDF Document Opt In and Opt Out Procedure (380KB) 

Employer Newsletter No 7 - February 2013

Contents:

  • Employee Contribution Rates
  • LGPS 2014 Consultation
  • Pensions Increase 2013
  • Year End March 2013
  • Employer Strain
  • GAD Briefing Note
  • Further Updates

PDF Document Employer Newsletter Edition 7 (242KB)

Employer Newsletter No 6 - December 2012 

Contents:

  • Councillors
  • Casual Employees and Automatic Enrolment

PDF Document Employer's Newsletter Edition 6 (328KB)

Employer Newsletter No 5 - October 2012

Contents:

  • Opt Out Procedure
  • Automatic Enrolment
  • Ill Health Arrangements

PDF Document Employer's Newsletter Edition 5 (240KB)

Infolet 89 November 2012

New Ill Health Approval Procedure

PDF Document Info Letter 89 November 2012 (44KB)

Employer newsletter No 4 - September 2012

Contents:

Process updates for:

  • Bringing employees into the scheme
  • Opting Out of the scheme

Plus:

  • Academy Training Day
  • Ill Health Arrangements

PDF Document Employer's Newsletter September 2012 (368KB) 

Miscellaneous Regulations

PDF Document Employer Infolet 88 (504KB)

Employer newsletter No 3 - August 2012

Contents:

  • Automatic Enrolment
  • Miscellaneous Regulations

PDF Document Employer's Newsletter August 2012 (342KB)

Employer newsletter No 2 - July 2011 

Contents:

  • LGPS Reform 2014
  • Employer Consultation
  • Points to Consider

PDF Document Employer's newsletter July 2012 (306KB)

Employer newsletter No 1 - March 2012

Contents:

  • Year end procedures
  • Pensions Increase
  • Contribution Bandings
  • Secure File Transfer (SFT)

PDF Document Employer's newsletter March 2012 (181KB)