The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer

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Leaver form is now available on Employer Self Service

With effect from Monday 24th June 2019, the leaver form will no longer be available on our website. Instead, you will need to use ESS to notify us of all leavers – it’s a simple 2 step process:
Step 1 – Download the form, complete it and then upload it directly to the members record.
Step 2 – Complete the ‘Notification of a Leaver’ screen so we know a form needs to be actioned.
It’s important you do both stages – if you don’t, we will not know there is a form to action

For more information on the process along with guidance documents and videos, please go to our Employer Self Service page

Annual Allowance 2018/2019

The annual allowance calculations will shortly be due for the year 2018/19 for all scheme members currently contributing. If you need to provide information for any affected employee’s, please complete the Annual Allowance Spreadsheet returned to us by 5th July 2019, or as soon as possible and email to:  finance.pensionstechnicaltraining-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

Employer & Communications Team

If you have any general queries regarding procedures, regulations and what to do when or you require access to Employer Self Service (ESS) and the Employers Forms pages of this website, please contact the Employer & Communications Team direct via email at  peninsulaemployers@devon.gov.uk. This mailbox is monitored by all of the team so someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you contact the team as follows:
Mark Griffin – Employer Liaison Officer – Tel: 01392 385372, direct email
Emma Davies – Senior Employer Liaison Officer – Tel: 01392 386588, direct email
Shirley Cuthbert – Employer & Communications Team Manager – Tel: 01392 385229, direct email
Beverley McCarthy – Employer & Communications Team Pensions Assistant – Tel: 01392 384077, direct email

Scheme member queries
For any specific queries regarding your scheme members or to check on the progress of a recent request, please contact your dedicated benefit team.

How to complete your employer membership with Peninsula Pensions

  1. Sign up to our employer newsletter Pensions Line  for latest changes to legislation and what you need to do
  2. Keep us updated with any changes in staff responsible for completing our forms (authorised and delegated signatories).
  3. Let us know the person who is appointed in your organisation to determine the Stage 1 Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) appeals

Steps 1,2 & 3 can be done through our on-line form

 

Access to Employer Self Service (ESS) – you will have to register to use this facility and more information can be found here

Training sessions for employers
We are always happy to run employer training sessions to help you understand the scheme and your responsibilities. If you feel you would benefit from training or are interested in hosting any sessions for a number of employers to attend, please contact the Employer & Communications Team to arrange.

Member Presentations
We can provide an overview of the Local Government Pension Scheme to your employee’s to help them understand what they are paying into and the options available to them as members of the scheme. We are also happy to hold private appointments with members for them to discuss their pension in confidence. If you wish to offer this to your employee’s, we do ask that you contact us first regarding availability and give us at least 1 months notice. Please contact the Employer & Communications Team for more information.