Communications resources for LGPS administering authorities and employers are available on this webpage.

These resources currently include the following items. Please click on the relevant item to take you to the appropriate section of the webpage.

 

Full and brief employee guides for distribution to members and to prospective members are available here.

 

Documents

The following documents are designed to assist LGPS Pension Fund Administering Authorities in developing their communications resources for scheme members and employers. They are developed by the LGPC Secretariat in conjunction with the Communications Working Group.

Aggregation Leaflet

A two part leaflet entitled ‘Re-joining the LGPS’, part 1 is designed to assist LGPS Pension Funds and includes information on how the leaflet is structured, part 2 is the information which Pension Funds will need to supply to scheme members when they re-join the LGPS (or in the case of concurrent employments when they combine pension accounts).

Version

Date of version

Changes

Version 1.6 (clean)

Version 1.6 (tracked)

17th January 2016 Please see within tracked change document for revisions.

Version 1.5 (clean)

Version 1.5 (tracked)

23rd November 2015 Please see within tracked change document for revisions.

Year End Guidance

This document is designed to assist LGPS Pension Funds when developing their own year-end templates to provide to employers for the Scheme year ending 31 March 2015. An excel spreadsheet accompanies the guidance noting the core data items which employers must supply to LGPS Pension Fund administering authorities for each employee who is a member of the scheme during the Scheme year, supplied per job.

2014/15 year end guidance Word file (Version 1.0 - issued February 2015)

2014/15 year end guidance PDF file (Version 1.0 - issued February 2015)

2014/15 year end template Excel file (Version 1.0 - issued February 2015)

Annual Benefit Statement (ABS) template

This document sets out the legal requirements for annual benefit statements for LGPS members in England & Wales for the 2014/15 Scheme year onwards, taking account of the need for clear communication of this information particularly in light of the career average Scheme reforms implemented in April 2014.

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.3 - issued February 2017) - clean

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.3 - issued February 2017) - tracked

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.2 - issued October 2015) - clean

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.2 - issued October 2015) - tracked

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.1 - issued April 2015) - clean

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.1 - issued April 2015) - tracked

LGPS 2014 annual benefit statement template Word file (Version 1.0 - issued March 2015)

Sample ABS templates from LGPS funds

All Wales 2015 ABS template PDF file

All Wales 2015 ABS template - notes of guidance PDF file

 

Communications Working Group

The Communications Working Group (CWG), a meeting of communication professionals from Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales is a collaborative forum, who meet on a quarterly basis to develop items of communication, primarily for scheme members in the LGPS.

The group worked closely with the LGPC Secretariat on delivering the communications plan for LGPS 2014. Given the success of the LGPS 2014 communication plan it was decided that the CWG would agree an annual plan to detail the areas of work they will be focusing on each year. This is to ensure that all administering authorities pension funds and employers are aware of the items of communication the group is aiming to produce.

Details on the work being carried out by the Communications Working Group for 2016/17 are available in the below work plan.

Version 1.2 Communications Plan 2016/17 (issued January 2017)

Actions and Agreements of Communication Working Group meetings

Meetings take place on a quarterly basis and actions and agreements from meetings held in the last 12 months are listed below:

Actions & Agreements 13th February 2017

Actions & Agreements 2nd November 2016

Actions & Agreements 10th February 2016

Actions & Agreements 25th November 2015

LGPS logos

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) changed from April 2014 and as part of the changes a new series of logos were developed, replacing previous LGPS logos. These logos have since been superseded by further logos which have removed the 2014 reference. Feedback from members in relation to the new member website indicated that members thought the website was out of date when 2014 was included in the logo.

LGPS Logos

The LGPS logos for designers of publications, stationary and other materials are available here [ZIP file, 1175kb]. You will need WinZIP to extract the files.

Welsh logo

A Welsh version of the LGPS 2014 logo is also available here in PNG format.

 

LGPS 2014 avatars

Avatars for use in LGPS 2014 publications are available below in both PNG and JPG formats.

Avatar

PNG format

JPG format

John PNG JPG
Eileen PNG JPG
Susan PNG JPG
Tim PNG JPG
Bronwyn PNG JPG
Andre PNG JPG
Tom PNG JPG
Denise PNG JPG
Darshan PNG JPG
Estelle PNG JPG

 

LGPS 2014 - Other Images

Other images relating to LGPS 2014:

 

Employer Communications

Employer communications published by the LGPC secretariat are available below.

Ending of contracting out Q&A

Version

Date of version

Changes

Version 4.0 [tracked]

Version 4.0 [clean]

Appendix - detailed example

9th February 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 3.0

20th July 2015 N/A - original version

Other

Investment Reform - Q&A for Scheme employers [PDF] - published 22nd July 2016

Freedom and Choice - Q&A for Scheme employers [PDF] - published 8th April 2015

Pensions guide for councils moving to a new model of service delivery [PDF] - published March 2015

LGPS 2014 - How are you getting on? [PDF] - published 15th August 2014