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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.

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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.

We are approaching the year end for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), when we update the pension records in respect of your employees contributing to the scheme within the Cornwall Pension Fund. 

The responsibility for supplying accurate and timely data for scheme members lies with each employer in the LGPS, even if you have outsourced your payroll provision to a third party. Provision of this information is also a statutory requirement in accordance with the LGPS Regulations 2013.

We have contacted employers with instructions regarding the year end process on 11th March 2020. This year, we have provided you with a Scheme Year End Return 2020 Guide to help you through the year end process as below:

Cornwall Council Transactional Services maintained payrolls

Scheme Year End Return 2020 Guide

All other payrolls

Scheme Year End Return 2020 Guide

2020 Renewal Template

Please note: the year end data return must reach the Fund by 30th April 2020 

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

Data protection law changed on 25 May 2018 with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. View our "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" page for more information including a Q&A for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) members and relevant notices.

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

Matt can also attend your locality to deliver briefing sessions for your employees on the main benefits of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and answer any general questions they might have regarding the scheme and Fund. These sessions last approximately 1.5hrs and are suitable for those wishing to join or who are already members. There is no charge associated with these briefing sessions.

If you would like to book an employee briefing session/s, please contact Matt Allen to arrange a suitable time and date by emailing pensions@cornwall.gov.uk