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The Systems Development team manages the pension database and member self-service area for Peninsula Pensions.

They update systems, member records and run reports as required by employers, pension fund accountants and actuaries.

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) annual returns and Pension Fund Triennial Valuation 2022

As 2022 is a Valuation year it is ever more important that we receive your Annual Return data as soon as possible, in order that we can capture all your member information and ensure we meet the actuarial deadline.

Please ensure your data is submitted to our Annual Return mailbox (pensionsannualreturns-mailbox@devon.gov.uk) by 14th April 2022.

The link to the Annual Return template for 2021/22 is below and remains unchanged from last year:

Employer annual return guide

LGPS annual return template

Helpful reminders:

  • One line of data for each member employment/pension record
  • Casual employments – please include all casual employees who are in the pension scheme, regardless of whether they paid any contributions in 2021/22; this applies to all 3 tabs. This is important as we need to know if the member is still active on your payroll, even if they didn’t claim in this financial year, so we don’t treat them as a leaver.
  • FTE salary at 31/03/2022 – please bear in mind the difference between Devon and Somerset for term-time employees.
  • CARE Pay – one line of data for each employment (including casual employments whether they were paid or not); this is the actual pensionable pay and Assumed Pensionable pay received in respect of each employment.

Interfaces

Interfacing is a catch-all term for the routine exchange of common data in a pre-determined format, namely Microsoft Excel in our case.

There is a benefit for both employers and Peninsula Pensions as it provides a quick and efficient method of creating/maintaining member records. 

For more information on interfaces, please see our employer interfacing guide. If you are interested in starting to use the interfaces, please email richard.tuck@devon.gov.uk who will arrange for the interface template to be sent to you.

Please see below our video guide to completing the monthly CARE interface

Pensions interfaces mailbox

Please submit your interfaces or any related queries to pensionsinterfaces-mailbox@devon.gov.uk. Please also use this mailbox for submission of member CARE data.

Data quality exercise

The Systems Development Team are undertaking a data quality exercise for all LGPS Pension Fund employers.

It’s in accordance with the Pension Regulator specification and involves a series of checks to validate the personal and financial data held on our records for all active members of the LGPS.

The process is ongoing and each employer will be contacted in turn but if you want to request your data sooner rather than later, please email richard.tuck@devon.gov.uk.

Please see our employer data quality guide for more information.

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