Teachers' Pensions
Latest News

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

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 |

Training

Training

21/03/2019 |

Pension scams

Pension scams

21/03/2019 |

The Working Longer review

The Working Longer review

21/03/2019 |

Flexibility factor changes

Flexibility factor changes

21/03/2019 |

Certificate of Re employment

Certificate of Re employment

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 |

Teachers’ Pensions Action Forum (TPAF) dates for 2019

We’re pleased to announce the dates for TPAF for 2019.

25/02/2019 |

Planning for Retirement

If you’ve any members who are planning to retire this summer, please check their service records are correct and there’s no missing service.

25/02/2019 |

Review of a members historic service and salary

We’re currently working on a project that may mean you are contacted about service and salary information for those members who are approaching retirement, but haven’t yet applied.

25/02/2019 |

Outstanding arrears of contributions invoices

Employers should be aware that as part of Scheme administration we’re required to report employers who are in breach of Code of Practice 14 to the Pensions Regulator.

25/02/2019 |

Check for flexibilities elections

Can we remind you to check the Employer Portal for any flexibility elections for Faster Accrual that you may have received from members of the Scheme.

25/02/2019 |

Missing Monthly Contributions Breakdown Forms

We’re fast approaching the end of the financial year and in readiness for the FY18/19 EOYC exercise we require all missing monthly breakdown forms to be submitted as soon as possible.

25/02/2019 |

Important information - alternative pension scheme

You may have been contacted by organisations promoting potential alternative pension schemes which are NOT associated with the Department for Education or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

22/02/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) workshops

Over 250 employers and 30 Payroll and Software suppliers have attended our workshops and worked with us to help shape Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR).

20/02/2019 |

Salary Band changes for contribution rates

As the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 2.4% in the year to September 2018, the salary bands for contribution rates for members will increase by 2.4% with effect from 1 April 2019.

20/02/2019 |

Valuation of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

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

20/02/2019 |

Security question and answer

If you’ve yet to set a security question and answer on your Employer Portal account, we’d urge you to do so.

28/01/2019 |

MDC guidelines update

We’ve recently made an update to some of the wording in our MDC Guidance and Error Codes document.

28/01/2019 |

Training cancellations

The response we’ve had to our seminars from you recently has been excellent and very encouraging.

28/01/2019 |

Employer Portal Guide update

We’ve updated our Employer Portal guide.

28/01/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Ratio Analysis v EOYC

As you’ll be aware when submitting monthly contributions, there’s a 0.2% tolerance on the individual tier values.

28/01/2019 |

Identification of Arrears of Contributions for Prior Years

As part of the annual End of Year Certificate (EOYC) exercise, it’s come to light that a number of employers are collecting arrears of contributions for prior years in the current financial year.

28/01/2019 |

New posters

We’ve a selection of new posters for you to use to promote the benefits and options that members have within the Scheme.

28/01/2019 |

Change to the Opt out process

The opt out process will be changing from 4 February.

28/01/2019 |

Employer Contribution Funding Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) launched a funding consultation yesterday regarding future Employer Contributions.

17/01/2019 |

Changes surrounding the opt out process

The opt out process for members has been updated and these changes will go live from 4 February 2019.

16/01/2019 |

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

Related Information

Employer Portal

Videos

News archive

Training 2019

Latest News

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

Finance update
Training
Pension scams