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 69 includes information about the meetings of our LA reference groups that took place in May and a report on the COVID-19 survey sent by the LGA to LAs last month. You will also find the new dates in March 2021 for the LGA’s annual Teachers’ Pensions conferences. You can read the latest news from the Pensions Regulator and the Pensions Ombudman, including the new TPO website launched this month. There is information about the pensions dashboard programme which is moving to the next stage of the process to build pension dashboards. The update from Teachers’ Pensions includes links to two live surveys for LAs relating to Direct Debit and Full Checklist projects.
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.