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Employer newsletter - July 2023

The latest employer newsletter is now available

Employer newsletter - July 2023

Employer toolkit

We are delighted to launch our new employer toolkit.

The toolkit has been designed to support employers in the main processes and procedures they are responsible for under the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

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

Open Ill Health retirement guide

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).

Access HR guide

Payroll Guide

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

Access Payroll Guide here

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 enquires

[email protected]

Phone: Tim Hillman on 07935 014575 or Paula Jenner on 07762 700079.

Pensions Administration and member enquires

[email protected] 

0300 200 1022

LGPS31 submissions 

[email protected]