Newsletters

Pension Services will regularly send Newsletters to Scheme members informing them of forthcoming or recent changes as well as other useful information. Copies of Newsletters previously sent will be published here.

(Please Note: The following documents are provided in PDF format. Acrobat Reader software is required in order to read them.)

A newsletter or update will normally be sent to active members at least once a year.

PDF Document Pension Update Issued August 2018 (586 KB)

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Increase to State Pension Age
  • Exit Payment Legislation Update
  • Cohabiting Partners Ruling
  • Amendment Regulations (AVCs & Expansion of the Underpin)

PDF Document Pension Update Issued April 2017 (556 KB)

  • What will my contributions be for April 2017?
  • LGPS Pooling Update
  • ‘My pension-online’
  • Topping up your State Pension
  • Pension taxation limits
  • The Funding Strategy Statement

PDF DocumentNestegg Newsletter 9 Issued March 2016 

  • Removal of Contracting Out
  • Automatic Enrolment
  • My Pension Online
  • Annual Benefit Statements
  • LGPS Protections
  • LGPS / NI Shared database
  • HMRC 2015/2016 Pension Tax changes
  • Increasing Pension Benefits
  • Public Sector Exit Payment Caps

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 8 Issued February 2015 (332KB)

  • Pension Boards for the LGPS
  • Aggregation
  • Freedom of Choice
  • State Pension Reform
  • Opting Out
  • Buying Back Lost Pension
  • Flexible Retirement
  • 85 Year Rule
  • Member Self Service

PDF Document Pension Scheme Update November 2012 (113KB)

  • 2014 LGPS Update
  • Automatic Enrolment
  • Miscellaneous Regulations 

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 7 Issued December 2011 (783KB)

  • LGPS reform
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension calculations
  • "My Pension" self service calculator

NB This year annual benefit statement "Questions and Answers" are included within Nestegg (pages 6 and 7) rather than the separate document sent in previous years

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 6 Issued January 2010 (427KB)

  • Interim Hutton Report
  • Changes to Regulations since Dec 2009
  • Pension Tax treatment Service Standards
  • Website - Self Service Calculator
  • Contact details

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 5 Issued December 2009 (417KB)

  • Change of Early Retirement date to age 55
  • Annual Benefit Statements - FAQs
  • Nominating a partner to receive survivor pension
  • Website re-launch
  • Contact details

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 4 Issued January 2008 (607KB)

  • New Scheme from 2008 overview
  • New benefit accrual rates
  • New banded contribution rates
  • Reminder of changes made in 2006
  • Pensions online
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 3 Issued January 2007 (508KB)

  • Changes made in 2006
  • What is Nomination?
  • Re-employment after retirement - new rules
  • What benefits are payable if I die?
  • Proposed New-look Scheme from April 2008
  • State Retirement Age changes

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 2 Issued January 2006 (320KB)

  • Proposed changes to the Scheme

PDF Document Nestegg Newsletter 1 Issued Autumn 2005 (2MB)

  • About Pension Services
  • Why be a member?
  • Re-employment after retirement
  • How are benefits assessed?
  • Till death us do part...State Pension
  • Pensions online
  • Taxing matter