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.

Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole LA boundary change

The Department for Education (DfE) wrote to a number of employers recently (14 March 2019) regarding a change by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the boundaries for Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole.

10/05/2019 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) emails

Emails regarding the End of Year Certificate will be reissued on Monday.

26/04/2019 |

Consultation response to funding increases to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme employer contributions

We advised you in February that the Department for Education launched a consultation seeking views on their proposal to support certain education institutions with the increase in employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2019 to 2020.

25/04/2019 |


We’ve continued our country-wide and online training events, with seminars taking place in London, Nottingham, Bournemouth and Sheffield in March with 77 participants registering.

23/04/2019 |

Correct help for Scheme members

We’ve had a number of calls to our Employer Support team telephone number from teachers asking for information about their pension.

23/04/2019 |

Leaver payroll removal

Please remember to remove any members of staff who’ve left your employment from your payroll as soon as possible.

23/04/2019 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) update

We emailed you the week commencing 29 April with the details of the total contribution cash figure received for the year.

23/04/2019 |

Valuation report release

We’ve been keeping you up to date with news as we receive it on the Valuation carried out by the Government Actuary’s Department, in our Employer Bulletin each month.

23/04/2019 |

Employer responsibility Changing provider or system

Many employers choose to employ the services of a payroll provider, or buy in software, to make managing the Scheme contributions and service submissions easier.

23/04/2019 |

Possible missing service for potential retirees

As we’re coming up to a key time where members choose to retire, we’re checking through member records to identify any missing service.

23/04/2019 |

Monthly Data Collection End of the On Boarding Process

From 01 April any new establishments joining the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will join the live Monthly Data Collection (MDC) process, replacing the previous three month testing period given.

23/04/2019 |

Debt avoidance routine and providing correct data

We’ll shortly be introducing a new automated routine that aims to improve the accuracy of data used for members who’ve recently made a retirement application.

23/04/2019 |

Teachers' Pension Scheme Pension Board

The Teachers' Pension Scheme Pension Board was set up in 2015 to provide additional assurance to members, employers, the Secretary of State for Education and taxpayers that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme is being administered efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the Scheme rules.

16/04/2019 |

Changes to CETV form

With immediate effect, where a member requires a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (CETV), you’ll no longer need to fill out Part B of the application form.

15/04/2019 |

Teachers’ Pensions Valuation Report

Every four years, the Government Actuary’s Department carries out a valuation of all unfunded public service pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

10/04/2019 |

End of Year Certificate timetable

We recently sent you an email outlining the upcoming dates for this year’s End of Year Certificate (EOYC) process.

21/03/2019 |

Finance update

We’ve recently issued three email reminders during w/c 28 January, w/c 25 February and w/c 18 March requesting establishments to upload any outstanding breakdown slips.

21/03/2019 |


We’ve seen great success with our training events in February, holding 4 seminars with 75 registering, and 11 webinars with 165 registering.

21/03/2019 |

Pension scams

Your employee’s pension is one of their greatest retirement benefits and it’s important to keep it secure.

21/03/2019 |

The Teaching Vacancies Service

As an employer, you’ll be aware of the significant time and money spent on advertising and recruiting the right staff.

21/03/2019 |

The Working Longer review

In autumn 2014, the Secretary of State for Education commissioned a review into the possible health and deployment implications of teachers working longer as a result of the increase in Normal Pension Age (NPA) in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the link between the Normal Pension Age (NPA) and State Pension Age (SPA).

21/03/2019 |

Flexibility factor changes

Members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme can increase their pension benefits through Flexibilities that allow them to purchase either Additional Pension (Final Salary and Career Average arrangements), Faster Accrual (Career Average only) or through the Buy-out of the standard rate of actuarial reduction (Career Average only).

21/03/2019 |

Certificate of Re employment

Now that all employers are using Monthly Data Collection, we won’t require a Certificate of Re-employment from members in most cases.

21/03/2019 |

Pensions Increase - Annual updates

The Pensions Increase to be applied to pensions in payment will be 2.4% for 2019/20.

20/03/2019 |


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