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

Conditions for accessing benefits in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

With the introduction of the Career Average arrangement the conditions members need to meet to access their pension benefits, the impact of opting-out or leaving all eligible employment and the resulting payable date for their pension has become increasingly complex.

20/10/2017 |

Starters & leavers

The new starters and leavers process went live in September, with over 25,000 members having already received Scheme information tailored to their circumstances directly from us.

20/10/2017 |

New Ill-health Retirement forms

New Ill-health retirement forms are now available on our website.

20/10/2017 |

My Pension Online Report

We’d like to thank those employers who have used the report and resources we’ve provided to encourage members to register for My Pension Online.

20/10/2017 |

My Pension Online Report

As we’re getting close to the December deadline, it’s important that those employers who have committed to an on-boarding date between October and December meet the submission deadlines.

20/10/2017 |

Annual Service Return – outstanding submissions

Despite the deadline for the Annual Service Return now being passed by over 3 months, we still have outstanding submissions.

20/10/2017 |

Training

If you’re interested in learning more about the Teachers’ Pension Scheme why not join one of our free seminars or webinars.

20/10/2017 |

Social Media

We’ve built up our Social Media presence over the last couple of years and you’ll now find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

20/10/2017 |

Finance Update

Employers will be aware that auditor guidance (TP05 version 4) was made available on our website in the last week of September.

20/10/2017 |

When to complete and enrolment template

Find out when you must complete an enrolment template for enrolling a teacher into the Scheme.

20/10/2017 |

Opting out of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Members have the right to opt out of the Scheme at any time.

20/10/2017 |

EOYC Auditor Guidance TP05

Employers and Reporting Accountants should note that TP05 version 4 has been updated to Version 5 due to an addition to Note 10.

13/10/2017 |

Starters and leavers - update

Teachers’ Pensions has recently taken over the responsibility of informing starters and leavers of their rights.

02/10/2017 |

Training & Teachers Retirement Agency

We've received queries regarding seminars for teachers approaching retirement

21/09/2017 |

Updates to templates

We’ve updated four of our employer templates to improve the validation exercise.

21/09/2017 |

Outstanding ASR submission

We still have some employers who have not submitted the service history for their employees.

21/09/2017 |

Improved upload history on Employer Portal

We’ve made improvements within the Employer Portal for uploading files, making it much more user friendly for you.

21/09/2017 |

GMP Update for the September bulletin

Good progress continues to be made with the service reconciliation of Active members with 120k completed to date.

21/09/2017 |

Family benefits for unmarried partners

We’ve recently updated our website to explain the qualifying criteria for the unmarried partner of a member to receive family benefits.

21/09/2017 |

Member opt out - online only from January 2018

With effect from 1 January 2018, members will only be able to opt out online.

21/09/2017 |

Data Protection and the new GDPR – Countdown to May 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new European Union (EU) legislation.

21/09/2017 |

Local Government Association (LGA) conferences in London and York

Next month will see the return of the ‘LGA Annual Teachers’ Pensions Conference’ in both York and London.

21/09/2017 |

Starters & leavers process now live

The new starters and leavers process was introduced in September.

21/09/2017 |

EOYC Process FY16/17 – change of deadline for this year only

the non-LA deadline of 30th September 2017 has now been extended to 30th November 2017 for this year only.

21/09/2017 |

My Pension Online Report

We’ve advised you over the last couple of months that the My Pension Online Report is now available via the Employer Portal.

21/09/2017 |

Auto enrolment on a member record

You must complete an enrolment template when you enrol a teacher into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

21/09/2017 |

MDC update

We’re getting closer to the deadline for all employers to have on-boarded to Monthly Data Collection.

21/09/2017 |

Monthly Data Collection

Up to the end of July we had 3,384 employers live on MDC.

18/08/2017 |

Certificate of Re-employment

Certificates of Re-employment are important fopr employers not yet using MDC.

18/08/2017 |

Changing Payroll Providers

It’s important that you notify us should you decide to change providers.

18/08/2017 |

Monthly Data Collection overwriting error

We’ve introduced a new error message to the service routines.

18/08/2017 |

New process for Starters and Leavers

Teachers’ Pensions is taking over the responsibility for providing starter and leaver information directly to members.

18/08/2017 |

‘Upload a file’ improvements in Employer Portal

We’ve made improvements to the ‘Upload a file’ section

18/08/2017 |

Reminder to members re updating their contact details

Please can you remind your employees that it’s good practice to ensure they update their details.

18/08/2017 |

Message for employers to avoid arrears of contributions charges

This is a reminder that the Scheme operates “contractual enrolment”.

18/08/2017 |

Urgent reminder for Annual Service Return

This is an urgent reminder to those of you who have still not completed your Annual Service Return.

18/08/2017 |

Employer Portal web releases – downtime

We’re constantly working to improve the website and Employer Portal functionality.

18/08/2017 |

Training

Why not start the new term off by taking advantage of our free training opportunities.

18/08/2017 |

Reminder regarding EOYC submissions

The audit process for non-LA employers was reviewed and brought into line with the Local Authority audits.

18/08/2017 |

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Latest News

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

Conditions for accessing benefits in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Starters & leavers
New Ill-health Retirement forms