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.

McCloud Update

We’ve previously advised you that the cost control aspect of the valuations is on hold until the court process in the McCloud case is completed. The legal case is in connection with transitional protection provided to some members when the career average arrangement was introduced.

03/07/2019 |

Update to the timescales for MCR

As you’ll be aware it was proposed that the on-boarding of Monthly Contributions Reconciliation would begin in January 2020, with a Pilot Group of approximately 150-300 individual employers. Full on-boarding was scheduled to begin from April 2020.

26/06/2019 |

MCR Guidance now available

We’re pleased to confirm that the three guidance documents we’ve developed to support the implementation of Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR), are now available.

26/06/2019 |

Death and Family benefits

We’ve received some cases recently with multiple applications for death grants and also claims for surviving partner benefits, in which the partner has to provide evidence to prove their relationship to the member.

26/06/2019 |

The Institute of Customer Services survey

We’d appreciate your help in shaping the future service at Teachers’ Pensions.

26/06/2019 |

Future Data Cleanse activity

As you know, ensuring members data is as accurate and complete as possible is vital to ensuring the successful administration of the Scheme.

26/06/2019 |

Updating contact details

We’d like to remind you that keeping your contact details up to date is vital to ensuring that we can reach you if we need to.

26/06/2019 |

Training

We’ve been working hard over the past month to review our webinars and seminars, including reviewing feedback from you in order to improve our presentations.

26/06/2019 |

Monthly Data Collection submissions

We’d like to remind you that the deadline for your MDC submission is the 7th of the month; we’ve recently seen an increase in employers missing this target.

26/06/2019 |

Leaving the Scheme - Independent Schools only

In light of the rise in employer contributions due to the Scheme Valuation, we’ve recently advised you about the importance of understanding the contractual requirements and implications your establishment has if you decide to leave the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme.

26/06/2019 |

Starter and Leaver processes

As you know we took responsibility for providing communications to new starters and leavers back in September 2017.

26/06/2019 |

Academy and Multi-Academy Trust Stakeholder group

Do you work in an academy or Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)? Would you like to work with us to improve processes, systems and ultimately member data?

28/05/2019 |

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.

28/05/2019 |

Employing part-time staff

If you have any members of staff who are employed part-time, it’s good practice to enquire whether they are also currently working part-time in another school.

28/05/2019 |

Help us to shape the Employer Portal dashboard

We’d like your help as we conduct a research study.

28/05/2019 |

McCloud Update

We explained in a previous Bulletin that the‎ member benefit changes are on hold until the outcome of the Government’s legal challenge in the McCloud case is settled.

28/05/2019 |

Member Retirement applications

Do you have any members of staff who are coming up to retirement age? If so, please encourage them to start thinking about completing their retirement application sooner rather than later.

28/05/2019 |

Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) update

Following the introduction and success of Monthly Data Collection (MDC), we’re introducing the next stage of simplifying and bringing greater accuracy to the data you submit.

28/05/2019 |

New category in Debt Avoidance Routine

We told you in the last Bulletin that we would direct you to a ‘Missing service’ category within the Debt Avoidance Routine when a retirement application has been submitted but the member has missing service.

28/05/2019 |

Training

Due to recent popularity, we've added to our webinar scedule.

28/05/2019 |

Teachers’ Pensions Action Forum

On 15 May we held our first bi-annual Teachers’ Pensions Action Forum (TPAF) of event in York. We had around 30 employers from Academies, Local Authorities, Independent Schools & Higher Education/Further Education Establishments join us.

28/05/2019 |

Employer Portal Actions

As employers, there’ll be times where you have actions to complete within the Employer Portal in relation to web forms for your staff.

28/05/2019 |

Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole LA boundary change

The Department for Education (DfE) wrote to a number of employers recently (14 March 2019) regarding a change by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the boundaries for Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole.

10/05/2019 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) emails

Emails regarding the End of Year Certificate will be reissued on Monday.

26/04/2019 |

Consultation response to funding increases to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme employer contributions

We advised you in February that the Department for Education launched a consultation seeking views on their proposal to support certain education institutions with the increase in employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2019 to 2020.

25/04/2019 |

Training

We’ve continued our country-wide and online training events, with seminars taking place in London, Nottingham, Bournemouth and Sheffield in March with 77 participants registering.

23/04/2019 |

Correct help for Scheme members

We’ve had a number of calls to our Employer Support team telephone number from teachers asking for information about their pension.

23/04/2019 |

Leaver payroll removal

Please remember to remove any members of staff who’ve left your employment from your payroll as soon as possible.

23/04/2019 |

End of Year Certificate (EOYC) update

We emailed you the week commencing 29 April with the details of the total contribution cash figure received for the year.

23/04/2019 |

Valuation report release

We’ve been keeping you up to date with news as we receive it on the Valuation carried out by the Government Actuary’s Department, in our Employer Bulletin each month.

23/04/2019 |

Employer responsibility Changing provider or system

Many employers choose to employ the services of a payroll provider, or buy in software, to make managing the Scheme contributions and service submissions easier.

23/04/2019 |

Possible missing service for potential retirees

As we’re coming up to a key time where members choose to retire, we’re checking through member records to identify any missing service.

23/04/2019 |

Monthly Data Collection End of the On Boarding Process

From 01 April any new establishments joining the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will join the live Monthly Data Collection (MDC) process, replacing the previous three month testing period given.

23/04/2019 |

Debt avoidance routine and providing correct data

We’ll shortly be introducing a new automated routine that aims to improve the accuracy of data used for members who’ve recently made a retirement application.

23/04/2019 |

Teachers' Pension Scheme Pension Board

The Teachers' Pension Scheme Pension Board was set up in 2015 to provide additional assurance to members, employers, the Secretary of State for Education and taxpayers that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme is being administered efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the Scheme rules.

16/04/2019 |

Changes to CETV form

With immediate effect, where a member requires a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (CETV), you’ll no longer need to fill out Part B of the application form.

15/04/2019 |

Teachers’ Pensions Valuation Report

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

10/04/2019 |

Forms

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Calculators

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Calculators

FAQ's

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Latest News

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

Arrears of contributions invoices
Change to employer contribution from September 2019
Monthly Contribution Reconciliation supporting templates