We represent local authorities' interests to Government and the national teacher unions in respect of the administration, development and costs of the Teachers' Pensions Scheme.
Bulletin 73 reports on the government’s response to the public service pension schemes consultation about changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes and the announcement that the public sector exit cap regulations have been disapplied. There is also an update on the TP employer contribution grant and information about the LGA’s TP webinar conference that taking place on 31 March – book your place now! You can also read the latest news from the Pensions Regulator, the Pensions Dashboards Programme and Teachers’ Pensions.
Public Sector Exit Payments
Read the LGA response to the HMT Public service pension schemes consultation: changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes. The response deals with the impact of the proposals on the TPS and the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes.
COVID-19 survey: impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local authorities’ administration of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Read the report of the survey that was sent out on 26 March to all local authorities in England and Wales to find out whether the restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak were impacting on LAs in their administration of the TPS.
LGA response to funding the education sector for teacher pension increases
Read the LGA response to the recent consultation to seek views on the DfE’s proposal to provide funding for certain educational institutions for the increase to employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2019/20.
LGA response to consultation – independent schools phased withdrawal
Read the LGA’s response to the Government consultation on the proposal to change the TPS (England and Wales) rules to allow independent schools to continue to offer TPS membership to existing staff, but not to new teachers.