Employer newsletter - March 2024

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Employer newsletter - March 2024

Employer toolkit

Our employer toolkit has been designed to support you in the main processes and procedures you are responsible for under the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We would encourage you to look at the Employer Toolkit in the first instance when you have a process query as the toolkit was designed to cover information that employers often ask East Sussex Pension Fund.

Employer Toolkit

Ill health retirement guide

We have produced a guide to help employers understand what constitutes ill health retirement within the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations and details their role in supporting members through the process

Ill health retirement guide for employers

HR Guide

We have recently updated the HR and payroll guides to reflect the annual updates for 2023/24.

This guide sets out the requirements for Human Resource (HR) departments of employers who provide the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

HR Guide To The LGPS

Payroll Guide

This guide sets out the requirements for payrolls in respect of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Payroll Guide - LGPS

Admissions and cessations to the Fund

New Admitted Bodies

If a body does not qualify as a scheduled or resolution body then the body must meet the definition of an ‘admission body’ and must enter into an admission agreement with the Fund. The criteria for gaining admitted body status is defined in Part 3, paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013.

The key features of participation of an admission body are summarised below:

  • Method of Participation– Admission Agreement, subject to approval of East Sussex Pension Fund;
  • Indemnity Requirements– Guarantor, bond or indemnity;
  • Ongoing Participation– Participation continues unless organisation elects to terminate admission agreement, last active member leaves or contract expires;
  • Entry to LGPS– Employer discretion on who can become a member and if they require an open/closed/nominated/ pass through arrangement.

Admissions and Cessations - contact us

If you believe that your organisation meets any of the admission body definitions then please contact the Employer Engagement team.- [email protected]

Contact Us

Employer Contacts

For general Employer and Contributions enquiries

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i-Connect enquiries

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Pensions Administration and member enquiries

[email protected] 

0300 200 1022

LGPS31 submissions 

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