We are now compliant with the new Government Digital Service (GDS) standards for email encryption. This means that there is no longer any need for separate GCSX email addresses.
To make sure that your emails still get to us, please update your email address books by removing ‘gcsx’ from any addresses you currently hold. If you do attempt to use a ‘gcsx’ address, your email may bounce.
The changes guarantee that any email sent from a devon.gov.uk address, to an address ending in any of the following, remains secure:
Please be aware that we’re currently updating our forms and leaflets with new email addresses.
For any questions, please get in touch with Employer and Communications Manager, Shirley Cuthbert.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Please check your email address book
An amendment to the Annual Allowance email address. Pensions Line May 2018 amendment.Posted in Employer news, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pensions Line May 2018 amendment
… including GDPR, the Annual Allowance for 2017/18, and LGPS Bulletins and Amendments. Pensions Line May 2018.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Pensions Line May 2018
… including information on Employee Contribution Bands, Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions, and payment of pension fund contributions. Pensions Line March 2018.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Pensions Line March 2018
… including information on the Devon Pension Fund Annual Consultative Meeting. February 2018 Pensions Line.
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The LGA has released an update in the LGPC Bulletin 163 to confirm that the DWP agrees with the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR’s) guidance – please see our website for further details.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Automatic enrolment and transitional delay update
The Pensions Ombudsman has asked all employers to be alerted to a trend they have identified whilst dealing with LGPS ill health retirement complaints.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Clarification regarding ill health retirement process
Now is the time to book your place at one of our annual employer meetings. These meetings are for those staff who are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for either the Devon or Somerset Pension Funds.
The meetings will be held at three venues to cover the geographical catchment area for employers within both funds:
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at Caddsdown Business Centre, Bideford
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Taunton Racecourse
Thursday 25th January 2018 at Exeter Racecourse
This year we are running sessions before and after the main talks so our day will be spilt into three sessions. If there is someone who doesn’t usually attend these meetings but you feel they may benefit from any of the sessions, then please book them a space – they do not have to attend the main presentations unless they wish to. Find out more and book here.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Annual Employer PLOG Meetings
Changes to UK government legislation means that future payments to the Devon Pension Fund should now use sort code 20-30-54 with immediate effect.
This is because these changes have meant some large banks have needed to change the way they are structured, meaning their customers have experienced changes to their bank details. This has occurred with the Devon Fund.
The bank account number remains unchanged.Posted in Employer news | Comments Off on Devon fund sort code changes
Just to remind you that you do not need to issue your new employees with a Transfer-in Request form or an Expression of Wish form as both forms are part of our Starter Pack. This means that a new member will receive these automatically within a couple of weeks of their pension record being created.Posted in Employer news | Tagged Starter, Starter Pack, Transfer-in | Comments Off on A reminder