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

GMP update

The GMP reconciliation of Deferred, Pensioner and Active members continues and good progress is being made with over 370k members records investigated to date.

12/12/2017 |

Training update

Dates are now available for seminars being held across England and Wales in January. This month we have events in London, Bolton, Cheltenham and Leeds.

12/12/2017 |

Opt out online

In September we advised you that from January members will only be able to opt out online (unless they have requested otherwise).

12/12/2017 |

Support members - thank you

We mentioned in last month’s bulletin the improvements we’re making when members contact us by phone or online via our website, Facebook or Twitter.

12/12/2017 |

New PDF of submitted web forms

In November we introduced a new development that provided you with a PDF capture of any web forms that you submit.

12/12/2017 |

Finance update

Thank you to all of you who’ve submitted their EOYC by the deadline date of 30 November 2017, we’re currently working through these and if we need to contact you we’ll be in touch shortly.

12/12/2017 |

Monthly Data Collection – last month for on-boarding

This is the deadline month for employers to start their on-boarding process to MDC. Over 50% of employers are now live and the majority of the rest are going through the on-boarding process.

12/12/2017 |

Member forms via email

As Data Protection Regulations are due to change in 2018, we wanted to remind employers about how they should provide member forms to us.

12/12/2017 |

Opening times over the festive season

We'll be open as normal during most of December, but please be aware we may have reduced opening hours on 22, 29 December. This is still to be confirmed so please check our website for updates.

12/12/2017 |

Members contacting Teachers' Pensions

With the membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme now reaching two million, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of members contacting us either via our contact centre or by email. This means that some members may have regrettably experienced difficulties when trying to get in touch with us recently.

22/11/2017 |

Training

Have you taken up one of our free seminars or webinars?

21/11/2017 |

Outstanding Annual Service Returns

188 of 8,762 employers have not provided a return, which means we don’t have up to date service history for nearly 81,538 employees. It’s extremely important that this is returned to us as soon as possible.

21/11/2017 |

Amendments to Scheme Regulations

A set of amendments to the Teachers’ Pensions Regulations have been laid in Parliament and will come into force on 30 November.

21/11/2017 |

MDC and moving forward

It’s only one month to go before the deadline to join on-boarding to Monthly Data Collection.

21/11/2017 |

GDPR and Document Retention

We’ve had a few queries recently about the impact of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on document retention.

21/11/2017 |

Ill-health factsheet

We mentioned last month that the new Ill-health forms were available on our website and that we were in the process of updating our Ill-health Retirement factsheet.

21/11/2017 |

Finance Update

If you’ve yet to submit an audited EOYC you’re reminded the deadline for all returns is 30 November. No extension will be granted to the deadline.

21/11/2017 |

Declaration and Contact Form

It’s important that we have up to date contact and address details to ensure communications are being received by the right people.

21/11/2017 |

My Pension Online Report

We’ve had another great month of registrations, thanks to some of you encouraging members to sign up to My Pension Online (MPO) by using the report and the resources we’ve provided you.

21/11/2017 |

MPO Registration Process

We’re changing the registration process to make it easier for members to sign up to My Pension Online.

13/11/2017 |

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 |

MDC deadline approaching

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 |

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 |

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 |

When to complete an enrolment form

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

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 |

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 |

Forms

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

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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:

GMP update
Training update
Opt out online