The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer

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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.

Pension Forms – please continue to send all pension forms (starters, leavers, hour changes, amendments, opt outs and breaks in service, and requests for estimates) to our secure mailbox:

General queries
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 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: tbc, direct email

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 – email the Employer & Communications Team to sign up.
  2. Keep us updated with any changes in staff responsible for completing our forms (authorised signatories). This can be done by completing the Employer Contact Details Form. We do not deal directly with payroll providers but you can delegate some or all of the day to day administration to them by completing the Employer Delegation Form. If you are a Somerset Fund Academy, please complete the SCC Academies Delegation Form.
  3. Let us know the person who is appointed in your organisation to determine the Stage 1 Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) appeals by completing the IDRP Stage 1 Appeals Officer Form.

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.