Employer Forum - 24 November 2022

The 2022 forum is dedicated to supporting employers involved with the East Sussex Pension Fund.

You should have been sent an email invite asking you to register your interest. If you never received this email and need an invitation please email the employer engagement team.

A picture of a training session - face to face

About this event

East Sussex Pension Fund are delighted to be able to host this year's Employer Forum in person at the Amex Stadium - the home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

You can expect guest speakers and receive training and guidance relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme. Our Scheme actuary, Barnett Waddingham; will be presenting on the latest fund valuation. We will also provide you with the employer contribution rates that will apply from 1st April 2023.

Plus a free lunch for good measure! We will be in touch about dietary requirements nearer the event.

A full agenda is shown below.

9:30 am – 10:00 am            Registration – Tea, Coffee & Pastries, Employer Survey

10:00 am -10:10 am            Welcome – Tim Hillman (Employer Engagement Manager)

10:10 am – 10:25 am           Fund update – Councillor Redstone (Pensions Committee)

10:25 am – 10:40 am           Update from Chair -– Ray Martin (Chair of Pensions Board)

10:40 am – 11:30 am           Valuation Update - Barnett Waddingham (Barry McKay)

11:30 am – 11:40 am            Coffee Break

11:40 am – 12:00 pm            Pensions administration – Paul Punter (Head of Pension Admin)

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm           i-Connect  - Paula Jenner (Pensions Engagement Officer)

12:20 pm – 12:35 pm           LGPS 31 Forms - Dillon Piggott ( Accounts & Investment)   

12:35 pm – 12:50 pm           Ill Health Process – Pensions Officer

12:50 pm – 13:15 pm           Funding Strategy Statement – ESPF/Barnett Waddingham

13:15 pm – 14:00 pm           Lunch

14:00 pm – 14:30 pm          Communications – Paul Linfield (Communication Manager)

14:30 pm – 15:00 pm          Employer Training/Newsletters -Tim Hillman

15:00 pm – 15:30 pm           Key tasks – (Pensions Administration/julie Pelham/Jennie Shuttleworth)

15:30pm – 16:00 pm            Ask the panel – a chance to ask the experts

16.00 pm                              Forum ends

Many thanks,

Employer Engagement Team - East Sussex Pension Fund

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Employer Forum 2021

East Sussex Pension Fund held an online/virtual employer forum in November 2021 to provide information on relevant projects that may affect employers along with guest speakers, training and updates on current matters. Here employers can find the recording of this session

Please see the below titles for links to the relevant video sections from our Employer Forum 2021

Councillor Fox - Chair of Pension Committee

Ray Martin Chair of Pensions Board  

Sian Kunert Pension Fund update

Julie Baillie & Karen Jamieson – Barnett Waddingham

George Latham - WHEB Investment Manager

Michael Burton - Compliance and Governance update

Paul Punter - Administration Manager Update

Izzy Widdowson - Engagement and Website update

Paula Jenner & Colin Lewis – I-Connect update

Dillon Piggott LGPs and Contributions Update

Full forum video

Employer Forum 2020

If anyone missed last year's Forum then a video of the forum can be found here: ANNUAL EMPLOYERS FORUM – EAST SUSSEX PENSION FUND FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT - YouTube