LGPC Bulletins

This page is the ongoing location for the LGPC Secretariat's update bulletins. Bulletins for the period from March 2006 to April 2014 will shortly be available on this website but, in the meantime, if you require a bulletin from this period, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please also see Other News and Updates at the bottom of this page.

2017

 

Month/ Topic

LGPC Bulletin

Summary & appendices [where applicable]

March 2017

Bulletin 156

Appendix 1 - Overseas transfer charge
March 2017 // Annual update

Bulletin 155

 
February 2017

Bulletin 154

Appendix 1 - E & W funds - post 97 reconciliation

Appendix 2 - Scottish funds - contracted out reconciliation

Appendix 3 - Pension Dashboard slides

Appendix 4 - Pension Dashboard - discussion summary

January 2017

Bulletin 153

 

2016

An index of the topics covered in bulletins in 2016 is available here.

Month/ Topic

LGPC Bulletin

Summary & appendices [where applicable]

December 2016

Bulletin 152

Appendix 1 - Disclosure requirements for new late retirement factors

Appendix 2 - Pensions dashboard slides

Appendix 3 - Tell Us Once newsletter

November 2016

Bulletin 151

Appendix 1 - DCLG information note on area review process

Appendix 2 - NHS Pensions employer contact form

Appendix 3 - NHS Pensions stakeholder engagement team

Appendix 4 - NHS Pensions local authority newsletter

October 2016

Bulletin 150

 
September 2016

Bulletin 149

Appendix 1 - Revised briefing note on reporting of fund transactions

August 2016

Bulletin 148

 
July 2016

Bulletin 147

Appendix 1 - Further education meeting slides

Appendix 2 - Salary sacrifice and SCAVCs (England and Wales)

Appendix 3 - Salary sacrifice and SCAVCs (Scotland)

June 2016

Bulletin 146

Appendix 1 - Briefing note on reporting of fund transactions

May 2016

Bulletin 145

Appendix 1 - LGPS E&W auto-enrolment certificate

Appendix 2 - LGPS Scotland auto-enrolment certificate

April 2016

Bulletin 144

Appendix 1 - Acronyms for scheme reconciliation service

Appendix 2 - Tell Us Once onboarding guide

March 2016

Bulletin 143

Appendix 1 - HMRC note on GMP checker service

Appendix 2 - HM Treasury note on revaluation

Appendix 3 - Bulletin 68

March 2016 // Annual update

Bulletin 142

Sets out the rates and bands applicable from April 2016 for various purposes.
February 2016

Bulletin 141

Appendix 1 - DCLG part time buy back letter

Appendix 2 - revised LGPS 2015 ill health certificate

Appendix 3 - Questions for HM Treasury on negative revaluation

February 2016 // end of contracting out and New State Pension

Bulletin 140

Appendix 1 - letter to Directors of Finance

Appendix 2 - public service pensions factsheet

Appendix 3 - LGPC sample letter to members

Appendix 4 - HMT letter on scheme reconciliation

Appendix 5 - DWP COPE document

Appendix 6 - extract of 2013 Disclosure Regulations

Please note that the proposed interim solution for GMP indexation, reported in bulletin 140 as extending from 6th April 2016 to 5th November 2018, was actually announced on 1st March 2016 as extending from 6th April 2016 to 5th December 2018. Please see bulletin 141 for more details.

January 2016

Bulletin 139

Appendix 1 - revised LGPS 2015 ill health certificate

Appendix 2 - sample letter re. ending of contracting out

Appendix 3 - Tell Us Once update

2015

An index of the topics covered in bulletins in 2015 is available here.

Month/ Topic

LGPC Bulletin

Summary & appendices [where applicable]

December 2015

Bulletin 138

Appendix 1 - public service new state pension factsheet

Appendix 2 - HMRC lifetime allowance messages

Appendix 3 - Tell Us Once update

November 2015

Bulletin 137

Appendix 1 - exit payment cap summary note

Appendix 2 - Contracted-Out Pension Equivalent Q&A

Appendix 3 - Scheme Reconciliation workshop notes

October 2015

Bulletin 136

 
September 2015

Bulletin 135

 
August 2015

Bulletin 134

 
July 2015

Bulletin 133

Appendix 1 - SCONs [1]

Appendix 2 - SCONs [2]

Appendix 3 - SCONs [3]

Appendix 4 - Tell Us Once onboarding guide

July 2015/ Actuarial guidance

Bulletin 132

An update for LGPS administering authorities in England and Wales on current issues relating to the actuarial guidance issued by the Secretary of State. Please also be aware of the clarifying article in Bulletin 134.
June 2015

Bulletin 131

Appendix 1 - PASA Call to Action
June 2015/ Amending Regulations SSI2015/87

Bulletin 130

Commentary for LGPS administering authorities in Scotland on the changes to the LGPS introduced by the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (Scottish Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 87)
May 2015

Bulletin 129

DWP Single Fraud Investigation Service - Certificate of Broad Comparability
May 2015/ Amending Regulations SI2015/755

Bulletin 128A

Revised commentary for LGPS administering authorities in England and Wales on the changes to the LGPS introduced by the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 755)
May 2015/ Amending Regulations SI2015/755

Bulletin 128

Commentary for LGPS administering authorities in England and Wales on the changes to the LGPS introduced by the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 755)
April 2015

Bulletin 127

 
March 2015

Bulletin 126

 
March 2015/ Annual update

Bulletin 125

Sets out the rates and bands applicable from April 2015 for various purposes.

March 2015/ Ill health for LGPS 2015

Bulletin 124

Contains information on the ill health procedures and sample ill health certificates for use in Scotland in respect of LGPS 2015.

It also, for completeness, contains sample ill health certificates for use in England and Wales (being those originally included in Circular 277 of March 2014 and Circular 282 of June 2014).

February 2015

Bulletin 123

Bulletin 123 Summary

January 2015

Bulletin 122

 

 

2014 (May 2014 onwards)

An index of the topics covered in bulletins in 2014 is available here.

Month/ Topic

LGPC Bulletin

Summary & appendices [where applicable]

December 2014

Bulletin 121

Bulletin 121 Summary

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

November 2014

Bulletin 120

Bulletin 120 Summary

Appendix 1 (see Bulletin for information)

October 2014

Bulletin 119

Bulletin 119 Summary

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

August 2014

Bulletin 118

Bulletin 118 Summary

July 2014

Bulletin 117

Bulletin 117 Summary

June 2014

Bulletin 116

Bulletin 116 Summary

May 2014

Bulletin 115

Bulletin 115 Summary

Other News and Updates

Date of Issue

Topic

Summary

16 October 2015

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II)

Provides an overview of MiFID II and its impact on LGPS investments