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Welcome to the employers section of the website. This area contains useful information for employers with members in the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Consultations

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Reforming local government exit pay

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has publishedthe following:

a consultation on reforming local government exit pay

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and compensation regulations in England and Wales. This is to introduce the exit payment cap and further reform of exit payments.

The consultation details can be found on the link above or here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-local-government-exit-pay

The consultation will close on 9th November 2020.

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - amendments to the statutory underpin

The courts have looked at transitional protections given to older members in the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes. The courts have found that these directly discriminated against younger members in those schemes. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are seeking views on proposals. This is in line with a government commitment to remove the difference in treatment from all public service pension schemes with similar protections. These would extend LGPS statutory underpin protection to younger members of the scheme.

Further details of this consultation can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-government-pension-scheme-amendments-to-the-statutory-underpin 

This consultation will close on 8th October 2020.

Pensions tax relief administration

The government is concerned about the potential for a low-earning individual’s take-home pay to be affected by the method of pensions tax relief operated by their pension scheme. The government is keen to explore this issue further to understand what deliverable options for change may exist.

Further details of this consultation can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/pensions-tax-relief-administration-call-for-evidence

The consultation closes on 13th October 2020.

Due to Covid-19 and the latest Government advice, some of our staff are self-isolating and/or working remotely from home. Therefore, we are currently operating a reduced service. We will endeavour to answer your queries as soon as practicably possible.

The Pension Administration Strategy has now been approved. This has followed employer consultation, feedback received and consideration by the Pension Committee. The strategy ensures both the Administering Authority and the Fund employers are fully aware of their responsibilities under the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). It also outlines the performance standards they are expected to meet. This is to ensure delivery of a high quality and cost effective administration service. The Pension Administration Strategy can be viewed in the Regulatory Statements webpage. It can also be found below under the "other employer information" section on this webpage.

Matt Allen is the Cornwall Pension Fund Employer Liaison Officer. He helps to build and maintain good working relationships with the pension scheme’s participating employers. This includes providing training, advice, guidance and support if requested. The Employer Liaison Officer is the first point of contact for employers. Where necessary, he liaises with others within the team to resolve any queries.