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

Training

Due to their popularity, and because we’re not currently offering our full day seminar training, we’ve added more webinars to our website for July, which you can now register for.

23/06/2020 |

Retirement applications

We’ve previously reminded you of the processes we have in place for checking possible missing service for members that are approaching retirement.

23/06/2020 |

Independent schools checklist

If you’re an independent school or function provider who’s considering leaving the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, it’s important to understand the legal and regulatory requirements that your establishment must consider.

23/06/2020 |

Monthly Data Collection (MDC) errors

We’ve recently received several large file updates that span back several years, causing high volumes of errors requiring manual intervention.

23/06/2020 |

Employer Contact form

We’ve recently updated the Employer Portal Dashboard to allow you to update any contact details for your establishment online.

23/06/2020 |

Employer support helpline closure

Our Employer Support helpline is currently closed, and will remain closed until further notice, but we’re still here to help you with your queries via email.

23/06/2020 |

Full Checklist

We previously told you that we’d be completing a future data cleanse activity that will be used to rectify any service and/or salary gaps dating back to April 2014.

23/06/2020 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) on-boarding

We’ve recently updated our Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) web pages.

23/06/2020 |

Direct Debit survey

We’ve previously explained that we’re currently looking into introducing a Direct Debit solution for employers as an alternative to current payment methods, with existing methods of payment still available.

23/06/2020 |

McCloud update

The Government plans to publish a public consultation soon on changes to address the discrimination caused by transitional protection arrangements within the 2015 reforms to the main public sector pension schemes.

23/06/2020 |

One million My Pension Online (MPO) registrants

With your help and support we’ve now reached one million My Pension Online (MPO) member registrations.

23/06/2020 |

An overview of Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR)

If you'd like to find out the basics of MCR and what impact it'll have on you then read on.

09/06/2020 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) Pilot - we need your help

Payroll Providers, we need your help with the MCR Pilot group.

01/06/2020 |

End of Year Certificate reminder

We previously explained that the contact we have noted in our system that deals with the EOYC process will have received the contribution cash email on 28 April 2020.

21/05/2020 |

Contributions Monthly Breakdown Form

We appreciate for ease you may have created your own version of the Monthly Breakdown Form. It’s important however to keep the current header of ‘2019’ and not change it to ‘2020’.

21/05/2020 |

Employer Support helpline temporary closure

We’ve previously informed you that our Employer Support helpline is currently closed, and will remain closed until further notice, but we’re still here to help you with your queries via email.

21/05/2020 |

COVID-19 update

Last month we explained to you that due to the need for more updates surrounding the ongoing changes because of COVID-19, we’d created a dedicated web page which includes FAQs as well as Scheme updates to help you.

21/05/2020 |

Teachers' Pensions Action Forum (TPAF) update

As you may know our first TPAF event of the year was due to be held in May. Due to government guidelines we’ve had to cancel this event and we’ll be rescheduling it on 17 November 2020 instead.

21/05/2020 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) on-boarding

Last month we explained that the MCR pilot is due to begin from July 2020 with first data being accepted on or after 1 August 2020, and in time for us to receive your payment by 15 August 2020.

21/05/2020 |

Contractual enrolment new post in the same LA or MAT

When a teacher working in a Local Authority (LA) or Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) moves to a new post, either in the same school or at another school within the LA or MAT, they must be contractually enrolled for that new post.

21/05/2020 |

Member Benefit Statements

We’re currently delivering a campaign to all active and deferred members to remind them that their Benefit Statement is available online and that it’s updated monthly (if they’re an active member).

21/05/2020 |

Possible missing service for potential retirees

Due to high volumes of members we expect to retire at the end of this academic year, please can you ensure the application is with us as soon as possible and that service and salary information is checked for accuracy and is final and correct.

21/05/2020 |

Electronic letter submissions

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re aware that some of you are not able to recieve letters, which could impact on some of your administration processes for members.

27/04/2020 |

COVID-19 dedicated updates page

Due to the need for more updates surrounding the ongoing changes due to COVID-19 we’ve created a dedicated web page which includes FAQs as well as Scheme updates to help you.

27/04/2020 |

Joint work with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

We understand it’s a busy time when maintained schools transfer to academy status and the administration changes you need to make.

27/04/2020 |

Direct Debit feedback survey

We’ve previously mentioned the proposal to use Direct Debit as a new payment option for you to be able to make your contribution payments to us easier.

27/04/2020 |

McCloud update

To follow up on last month’s update, we just want to remind you that the Government is continuing to work through the detail of their proposals to address the discrimination caused by the transitional protection arrangements contained within the main public service pensions schemes, including teachers.

27/04/2020 |

Summer training schedule

We previously told you in our last bulletin that we won’t be delivering any more seminars until future notice, but we’re including more webinars to ensure as many of you as possible have the chance to attend one of our online training sessions.

27/04/2020 |

COVID-19 - support measures that may affect members

We’ve received several enquiries about the impact of COVID-19 and how some of the support measures may affect membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

27/04/2020 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) update

The EOYC contact for your establishment will receive an email from us this week with the details of the total contribution cash figure received for the year.

27/04/2020 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) update

The MCR pilot is due to begin from July 2020 with first data being accepted on or after 1 August 2020, and in time for us to receive your payment by 15 August 2020.

27/04/2020 |

COVID-19 update

We’ve previously informed you that we’re actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

27/04/2020 |

COVID-19 provisions guidance

We’ve provided FAQs explaining the impact on issues raised by COVID-19

21/04/2020 |

Monthly Data Collection (MDC) submissions

When completing your April MDC file, please remember that for Annual Allowance purposes, HMRC requires service for April to be split, with one line covering 1 April to 5 April, and the next covering 6 April to 30 April.

16/04/2020 |

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:

Training
Retirement applications
Independent schools checklist