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.

Update to member search

After reviewing our processes for newly qualified teachers, we've agreed to reintroduce using Surname and Date of Birth as search criteria for members with no existing service.

19/11/2019 |

Optima Health replaces OH Assist

Optima Health replaces OH Assist

28/10/2019 |

Changes to member search

Changes to member search

28/10/2019 |

Ratio queries

Ratio queries

28/10/2019 |

Contributions Monthly Breakdown Template

Contributions Monthly Breakdown Template

28/10/2019 |

Member queries and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Member queries and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

28/10/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) pilot group

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) pilot group

28/10/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) contributions calculations

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) contributions calculations

28/10/2019 |

Elections confirmation

Elections confirmation

28/10/2019 |

Employer Portal - User Management Notice

Employer Portal - User Management Notice

28/10/2019 |

Recent rise in 38a errors

Recent rise in 38a errors

28/10/2019 |

Future Data Cleanse Activity

Future Data Cleanse Activity

28/10/2019 |

Branding survey

Branding survey

28/10/2019 |

Optima Health replaces OH Assist

We've been informed by the Department for Education (DfE) that Optima Health will be taking over the responsibility to provide medical advisory services to support our ill health retirement applications from OH Assist.

30/09/2019 |

Guidance for reporting incidents (cyber attacks)

Guidance for reporting incidents (cyber attacks)

27/09/2019 |

Retiring members

We’ve recently updated the wording for the Retiring Members file and the email that informs you of it.

10/09/2019 |

Monthly Data Collection (MDC) updates

We’ve had the MDC checklists in place for almost a year and although we’ve seen a great improvement in the amount of data submitted and corrections completed, there are still checklists which are not being addressed.

10/09/2019 |

Revision cases

There’s been a significant increase in the volumes of revisions in members service and/or salary. We’re prioritising the case processing and apologise in advance for any delays your employees are experiencing.

10/09/2019 |

Possible Missing Service for potential retirees

We’ve previously explained the importance of checking a member’s record when they’re coming up to retirement, in order to identify any missing service. Following feedback through Stakeholder groups we’ve reviewed the reminder process for possible missing service, which previously gave you ten working days to respond, to allow for additional time when a member isn’t imminently retiring.

10/09/2019 |

New Scheme factors

We’ve recently received new factors that are used in various calculations when member’s come to take their benefits or apply for flexibilities.

10/09/2019 |

Employer Portal security question & answer

As you can appreciate we need to ensure the safety of member’s data is as secure as possible, which is why all levels of security are important.

10/09/2019 |

Additional contributions funding for colleges

It’s been announced that further education colleges will receive an extra £100 million to help pay for increases in pension costs in 2020/21.

10/09/2019 |

Concurrent login issue

As you can imagine here at Teachers’ Pensions, to deal with the amount of employers we do, we need a large scale system to be able to store and amend member’s details. With any large scale system, issues can occasionally occur causing errors for those using it. In most cases the issue can be easily identified and quickly rectified, but in some cases the issues can take longer to fix.

10/09/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) update - Hot topics

We’ve recently updated the wording for the Retiring Members file and the email that informs you of it.

10/09/2019 |

McCloud update

A recent legal case brought by members of the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes found that their schemes were discriminatory to members. This was on the grounds of age discrimination when the career average arrangement was introduced in 2015.

10/09/2019 |

Audited End of Year Certificate (EOYC) deadline

The deadline for EOYC submissions is fast approaching. Many thanks to those of you who have already submitted your return, but for those yet to please remember the deadline is 30 September 2019.

10/09/2019 |

Independent Schools consultation

​​​The Department for Education has published a consultation to seek your views on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme; specifically looking at the opportunities to change the rules for independent schools to allow for more flexibility in their participation in the Scheme.

10/09/2019 |

Forms

Looking for a Form? Our forms page has everything you'll need to get started.

Forms

Calculators

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

Calculators

FAQ's

Find the answers with our range of Frequently Asked Questions.

FAQs

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Latest News

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

Update to member search
Optima Health replaces OH Assist
Changes to member search
Ratio queries