Latest news & announcements

Changes to the LGPS

There have been recent changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) following the introduction of the LGPS (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018 which came into force on 10 January 2019.

Changes to survivor benefits for same sex spouses and civil partners

A change to the scheme rules has been made to provide that survivor benefits payable to a same sex spouse or a civil partner are equal those paid to the widow of a male member. 

No deal scenario Brexit guidance

On 15 February 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions updated two sets of guidance explaining the rights of UK nationals in the EU, and EU citizens in the UK, to benefits and pensions if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement (a 'no deal' scenario).

The guidance confirms in respect of both parties that “There is nothing in UK private occupational pensions legislation that prevents occupational pension schemes from making pension payments overseas. We do not expect that this will change as a result of the UK withdrawing from the EU.”

Avon Pension Fund - Annual Report 2017/18

Annual Report 2017-18The Avon Pension Fund has published its Annual Report 2017/18. It provides information on the management and administration of the Avon Pension Fund during the year.The report includes a review of the year, audited accounts, the Actuarial Statement, investment performance, membership details and any changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme during the 2017/18 financial year.

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Pensions Regulator warns of fraudsters cold-calling

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned of fraudsters who may be trying to steal the savings of workers by falsely claiming to be calling from The Pensions Regulator.

The TPR has received reports of pension holders being cold-called by individuals who have posed as TPR staff offering the workers a 'free pension review'. TPR have confirmed that this is a common warning sign of a scam as TPR never cold-calls individuals about their pensions. TPR has reported the cases to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for investigation and will also report any future cases.

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