Teachers' pension scheme

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.

Teachers' pensions bulletin 77 - October 2021

Bulletin 77 reports on last month’s meeting of the Advisory Group, where key topics discussed were survivor benefits and the EOYC process. Also included is the outcome of the cost control mechanism consultation and the news that public service pension schemes can now complete their 2016 scheme valuations. There is also information about the Pensions Ombudsman’s new guidance for stakeholders, progress of the Pensions Dashboard Programme and an update from Teachers’ Pensions, which includes important changes to the TPS taking place in April 2022.

LGA response to consultation – Teachers’ Pension Scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations – June 2021

Read the LGA response to the consultation concerning changes to survivor benefits and the introduction of a phased withdrawal for independent schools.

LGA response to the HM Treasury consultation – changes to transitional arrangements to the 2015 public service pension schemes – October 2020

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 – March 2020

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 consultation – independent schools phased withdrawal – November 2019

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.

LGA response to funding the education sector for teacher pension increases – February 2019

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.