Year end data

Year end financial arrangements - 31 March 2020

To assist employers with their submission of the year end data for 31 March 2020 we have identified some of the common issues with the data supplied on previous year end returns.

For further information on common employer data return issues, see our common issues page. 

You will also find below details of Employer contributions due from 01 April 2020, the submission deadline date for 2020 together with links to various related year end documentation.


 

Employer contribution rates for period 01/04/2020 to 31/03/2023

 

Submission deadline for 2020 (except employers using i-Connect)

Employers should be aware that regulation 89 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 requires administering authorities to issue an annual benefit statement to all its active members by 31 August following the end of the scheme year to which it relates.

The submission of data for the financial year ending 31 March 2020 must, therefore, be received by Pension Services no later than 24 April 2020*, in order to comply with the requirement to issue annual benefits statements within statutory time limits.

Please note: failure to respond by 24 April 2020* will result in a late issue of members' annual benefit statements which constitutes a breach of law. This further invokes a legal requirement for the breach to be reported to The Pensions Regulator, exposing both the employer and the administrator to the risk of censure.

* If due to the current Covid-19 situation, your organisation is likely to experience significant difficulties in meeting the submission deadline above, please get in contact with the Pensions Team at the earliest opportunity:

pensions.employers@staffordshire.gov.uk

Submission of data

All completed returns should be submitted to us by email via secure file transfer (SFT) as usual.

Email address: pensions.employers@staffordshire.gov.uk

Guides


 

Documents you are required to complete

Please note: the above return was updated in 2018. Please do not submit your return in the format used prior to 2018.


 

LGPS - payroll guide to the 2014 scheme

If you are uncertain of the data that should be supplied, please refer to the guide below. It provides advice and guidance on how the new scheme defines pay recording and reporting requirements.