Teachers' Pensions

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Our news pages are updated regularly with all the information you need to know about the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

Online repayment application form

As a result of issues that have been identified by employers we’ve removed the online repayment form whilst we work on the developments required.

06/07/2018 |

Training

We’ve had a busy month of training with our popular full day, free seminars held in Cardiff, Brighton, Leicester and Swindon with 72 employers registering to take part.

25/06/2018 |

Valuation

A number of employers have been asking about progress with the actuarial valuation.

25/06/2018 |

Submission of Contributions and Monthly Breakdown forms

It’s acknowledged that employers who use the service of payroll providers tend to change contractors in April and therefore may experience some ‘bedding in’ issues.

25/06/2018 |

Service and contribution accuracy

We’d like to ask that you ensure that contribution amounts and service details are double checked for accuracy, especially when submitting application forms.

25/06/2018 |

Payment of Contributions

To assist in the administration of the monthly payments it would be extremely helpful when you insert a reference in BACS field 10, if you use the exact same reference each month.

25/06/2018 |

Survey feedback

Your ongoing feedback is essential in improving our service to employers and members alike.

25/06/2018 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) – audited returns

A number of employers have been in touch about uploading the audited return via the Employer Portal.

25/06/2018 |

Reminder of Ill-health Retirement process

Members who are qualified for the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme benefits and are unable to continue teaching due to ill-health should be prompted to consider applying for Ill-health Retirement, even if they’re approaching their Normal Pension Age (NPA).

25/06/2018 |

My Pension Online improvements update

As advised over the past few months, we’ve continued to make improvements to My Pension Online (MPO).

25/06/2018 |

The importance of accuracy when submitting member files

We’d like to ask you to take great care in checking member’s personal information when submitting your monthly returns.

25/06/2018 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation

Following the success of Monthly Data Collection, we’re beginning the process of implementing the next phase of the project.

25/06/2018 |

Monthly Data Collection (MDC) Checklist and Reminder report

We recently informed you about the implementation of a checklist and reminder process to support Monthly Data Collection (MDC).

25/06/2018 |

End of Year Certificate underpayments

Can we take this opportunity to remind you that for any underpayment identified by the EOYC exercise, the payment must not be included in the normal monthly contributions submission.

21/05/2018 |

Member portal changes going live

Information about forthcoming changes to My Pension Online.

21/05/2018 |

Training

In June we’ll once more be providing free training opportunities for you. In May we had seminars in Swindon, Leicester, Brighton and Cardiff with 76 participants registering.

21/05/2018 |

A new report on starters to be introduced

We’ve previously advised you about changes to the starter and leaver process and how we have taken responsibility to contact members directly if we have a member’s email address.

21/05/2018 |

Opting out relating to maternity leave or other leave

The pension accrual of a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will not be affected while they’re on maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, parental leave or shared parental leave.

21/05/2018 |

Queries with Monthly Breakdown Form

When completing the breakdown of tier contributions information on the monthly breakdown form, it returns either a “No” or ““OK”.

21/05/2018 |

Advice on uploading MDC files

As mentioned in previous bulletins, we cannot accept member information via email.

21/05/2018 |

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you are no doubt aware, the General Data Protection Regulations are introduced on 25 May.

21/05/2018 |

Completing retirement forms

Members who would like to retire in September should submit their application forms as soon as possible.

21/05/2018 |

Additional Pension contributions

As it’s the time of year when we receive a large amount of elections, we thought we’d just remind you of the process for Additional Pension contributions.

21/05/2018 |

Re-employment after retirement

When a member takes Premature Retirement or Age Retirement from the Final Salary arrangement, these awards will be subject to abatement if the member returns to eligible employment in the Scheme.

21/05/2018 |

End of Year Certificate 2018

On 27 April, we sent you an email letting you know that the 2018 End of Year Certificate (EOYC) template is now ready to download and complete.

01/05/2018 |

Forms

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Calculators

See how members pensions are built and explore the available options.

Calculators

FAQ's

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Latest News

The latest policy updates and announcements about the scheme and the news that affects it:

Online repayment application form
Training
Valuation
Submission of Contributions and Monthly Breakdown forms