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  • 2024
    June 2024This Edition Includes: Employer Focus Sessions – Returning Officers – Leavers Spreadsheet – Annual Returns – Pensions Mailboxes
    May 2024
    This Edition Includes: Employer Focus Sessions, Employer Pensions Discretions Policy, Returning Officers, Ill Health Retirement Estimates
    May 2024 – Annual AllowanceThis Edition Includes: Annual Allowance
    April 2024This Edition Includes: Employer Focus Sessions – Pensions Annual Return 23/24 – LGA Employer Training – New Webpages – Monthly Interface Template – Pension Admin Strategy Follow Up Meeting – Ill Health Retirements – Opt Out Forms – Don’t Forget to
    March 2024This Edition Includes: Changes to the Leaver’s Spreadsheet – HR Authorisation Forms – Clarification of Leap Year – Employee Contribution Rates
    Devon Pensions Administration Strategy SpecialThis Edition Includes: Devon Pensions Administration Strategy
    March SpecialThis Edition Includes: Pensions Monthly Interface Template
    FebruaryThis Edition Includes: Update following consultation on the Pension Administration Strategy – Submission of Leaver Spreadsheet – 2024/25 Employee contribution bands – Employer Contribution rates for Academies and Multi Academy Trusts – Information required regarding member excess service for Transitional Protection changes – Providing Full Time Equivalent Pay – Leap year pay
    JanuaryThis Edition Includes: Employer Estimates – Revised Leaver Forms – Pension Administration Strategy Consultation Update – HR Authorisation Forms – Annual Returns 2023/2024
  • 2023
    December This Edition Includes: Christmas Wishes – Consultation on the Pension Administration Strategy – Outstanding Cases – Leaver’s Spreadsheet format – LGA McCloud Remedy Pages – Training for LGPS Fund Employers
    NovemberThis Edition includes: PP Employer Meetings, Consultation on the Pension Administration Strategy, Leavers spreadsheet, Outstanding Cases, 2023 Pay Award for Local Government Services, New Financial System for Devon Fund Employers, Christmas Closing Times
    November Consultation Special This Edition includes: Consultation on revised Pensions Administration Strategy
    November Employer Meetings – Final Notice This Edition includes: November Employer Meetings

    November – Employer Meetings Reminder
    This edition includes: Employer Meetings reminder
    OctoberThis edition includes: Missing Pensions Lines – The McCloud Remedy – Member Self Service
    Employer Meeting Special – October This edition includes: Employer meeting information
    SeptemberThis Edition Includes: Providing FTE pay, Correction for new academies in last month’s edition, Correct reason for leaving, Employer Pension Forum, Strike action FAQ, #PensionAttention
    September Special #2This Edition Includes: Members paying additional contributions in 2022/2023
    September Special #1This Edition Includes: Pensions Employer Meetings
    AugustThis Edition Includes: New employers and academies – Internal dispute resolution procedure (IDRP) – Members who are approaching age 75 – Pay your pension some attention – Annual Benefits Statements – New Employer Resources
    August Special #2This Edition Includes: Employer Duties – Consequences of not complying – Provision of data – Making payments to the pension fund
    August Special #1This Edition Includes: Employer Estimates
    JulyThis Edition Includes: Submission of the Leaver Spreadsheet – Pensions Mailboxes – Employer Forms to be Submitted – Returning Officers – Annual Allowance 2022/2023 – Thank you for your Feedback
    July Special #1This edition includes – Employer Estimates Are on Hold
    JuneThis edition includes: Leaver’s spreadsheet – TPR warns employers about auto-enrolment duties – Guarantee for academy trusts outsourcing arrangements – Changing your payroll provider
    June Special #1This edition includes: Are you ready for McCloud? – What will it mean? – Who will it affect?
    MayThis edition includes: Updated LGA employer guides – Leaver’s spreadsheet – Capita cyberattack – Auto interfunds – Annual return (late submissions) – Annual allowance 2022/2023 – Peninsula Pensions at Devon county show
    April This edition includes: Annual Returns Deadline – Forms to be submitted for all employer led retirements – Employer key decision forms – New leaver spreadsheet
    MarchThis edition includes: New Leavers Spreadsheet – Reminder for Employer forms to be submitted – Lifetime and Annual Allowance – Egress Switch.
    FebruaryThis Edition Includes: New Leavers Spreadsheet – Employer Key decisions and HR authorisation forms – Annual Returns 2023 – Employee Contribution Rates from 01 April 2023 – Estimates.
    JanuaryThis Edition Includes: New leavers spreadsheet – Employer Key Decisions Form – Submitting data on CARE interface – Estimates – Average of Best 3 Consecutive Years Pensionable Pay Within the Last 13.
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