Employers or new employers

LGA LGPS Employer Coronavirus Webinar

In May the LGA ran a series of webinars covering the challenges some employers may experience as a result of Covid 19. View a recording of a webinar from the LGA.

Breaches Log

Employers and trustees have statutory duties to provide certain information to the Pensions Regulator about their pension scheme.

These details include registration of the scheme, submission of a scheme return, reporting breaches of the law and reporting notifiable events. 

View the latest copy of the breaches log for Warwickshire Pension Fund.

Breaches policy

View Warwickshire Pension Fund's policy for reporting breaches of the law to the Pensions Regulator (PDF, 504KB).

Government Consultation - restricting exit payments in the public sector

Please note the following applies to employers and employees of councils (County, District/Borough or Parish/Town) Police, Fire and academies only. 

The government first announced plans to cap exit payments in the public sector in 2015. On 10 April 2019 HM Treasury launched a consultation on draft regulations, guidance and Directions to implement the cap. 

Further details about the regulations, the consultation and how to respond can be found in the consultation documents and in the consultation briefing produced by the LGPC Secretariat. 

View the new guide for employers for the new exit cap issued by the LGA (PDF, 188KB).

LGPS cost cap mechanism and employee contribution rates 

Further information about the LGPS Cost Cap Mechanism and the revised employee contribution rates (DOCX, 43KB) to be used from 1 April 2020.

Warwickshire Pension Fund - 2019 Final Valuation Report

View the 2019 Final Valuation Report (PDF, 1.5MB)

Funding Strategy Statement 2020

View the Funding Strategy Statement 2020 (PDF, 501KB)

Administration Strategy

View the Administration Strategy (PDF, 443KB)

Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board

The Public Service Pension Schemes (PCPS) have recently been reviewed by HM Treasury as part of a four yearly valuation cycle. The valuation reviews the cost of the schemes and whether there should be an adjustment to the level of benefits available to members and / or the contributions due from members.

Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board - find out more.

Automatic enrolment

Update: LGPS have updated their automatic enrolment guide which is now available to download Automatic Enrolment update – June 17 (DOC, 6.08 MB)

For reference, Eversheds have produced a guide to automatic enrolment for  organisations which outlines how automatic enrolment will operate in the context of the LGPS. Complying With The New Employer Duties (PDF, 785KB)

Pension Scheme information required by Automatic Enrolment Regulations

Under Automatic Enrolment information requirements, employers are required to keep a record of the pension scheme that is being used to automatically enrol its employees. Please find below certificate given for the purposes of certifying that a defined benefit and/or hybrid scheme satisfies the test scheme standard. Auto enrolment certificate and Contracting Out Certificate.

2014 Scheme

LGPS website - employer and scheme manager information (i.e. administering authority)

The website holds consultation information, timeline regulations for the new scheme (once laid), access to statutory and GAD guidance for the new scheme (once published), various LGPS 2014 guides and publications as well as links to other related legislation. Information will be added to the site as and when it becomes available.

50/50 Scheme

This ‘50/50’ scheme will enable members to pay half their normal rate of contribution and in return build up half pension during that period. They will still retain the full value of other benefits such as the death in service lump sum.

If members wish to join the ’50/50 scheme’ please complete the 50-50 Section Election Form (DOCX, 105.25 KB).

Contribution bandings for employees 

More information on contribution bandings for employees (PDF, 126KB)

Early retirement strain factors

Please note that the factors that are used to calculate employer cost are being reviewed and will be updated by 1 April 2020. This will influence the cost below if the retirement date is after 1 April 2020.  As soon as we are able we will contact you with more information on updated costs.

Warwickshire Pension Fund are happy to help our employers to ensure our administration requirements are met. We run an annual employers event at the end of the year but have also offered half day training sessions on topics such as how to complete a notice of termination form. 

Warwickshire Pension Fund employer training

It may also be possible to arrange a site visit from a member of our staff. If you feel you would benefit from this either to help the members of your staff who send information to us or to speak to your employees about their pensions then please email Dawn Clutton - dawnclutton@warwickshire.gov.uk for more information on this.

Employer Event 2020

The employer took place on 25th November 2020, view the broadcast recording and presentations from the event:

Employer Event 2019

The employer event was held on Thursday 28 November 2019 at the NAEC Stoneleigh.A copy of the delegate handbook is available to view below:

AGM 2020

The Annual General Meeting will be held on 30 November from 9am to 1pm. This will be a virtual live broadcast event.

AGM 2019

The AGM took place on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Woodside, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 2AL. Presentation from the event:

Academies valuation briefing

The presentations from the academies briefing event which took place on the 10 December at NAEC Stoneleigh can be found below:

External Employer Training

Employer Training which maybe of interest to Employers, will be provided here.

Guides for LGPS employers

LGPS regulations and guidance

All the latest LGPS regulations and guidance.

Employer retirement guide

Forms for LGPS employers

Employers to complete

Please note all forms for employers are currently available as PDFs we will be creating MS forms for all our online forms, in the interim if you require a word document please email pensions@warwickshire.gov.uk

Ill health medical certificates

Full guide including notes and FAQ is available on the LGPS website under 'Guides and Sample documents

Review Certificates

Current Employee

Deferred Employee

Councillor Certificates

Prospective Employers

If you are considering seeking admission to the Warwickshire Pension Fund in order to offer the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as their occupational pension scheme to their employees, please read the information in the following employer packs. 

For schools considering converting to Academy Status 
 
For all other employers wishing to join Warwickshire Pension Fund 

Supporting documents

For all enquiries, please contact Dawn Clutton - dawnclutton@warwickshire.gov.uk