The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer

Systems Development Team

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 – Annual Returns 2019/20
The LGPS annual return exercise is currently ongoing. All employers should now have been contacted via email which will include guidance and the template – completed spreadsheets should be sent to the annual return mailbox

Employer Annual Return Manual

LGPS Annual Return Template 2019-20

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 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 Interface Guide. If you are interested in starting to use the interfaces, please contact Richard Tuck.

Copy of Interface Template


Pensions Interfaces mailbox: For submitting any interfaces and spread sheets of opt outs and breaks in service, and related queries. Please also use this mailbox for submission of member CARE data.


Employer Self Service (ESS)
In addition to interfaces, we provide employers with direct access to members pension records held on our system Altair via Employer Self Service. More information on this facility can be found here.


Data Quality Exercise
The Systems Development Team will be 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 will be launched in the next few weeks with the plan to start with the smaller employers but if you want to request your data sooner rather than later, please email Richard Tuck. Please see our Data Quality Guide for more information.