Becoming an employer or existing employer letting a contract

These pages are for employer use only. Member information can be found on the home page.

To be an employer in the Shropshire County Pension Fund you must be a body listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013. Organisations such as county councils, district councils, academies and further and higher education establishments are named as scheme employers and automatically participate in the scheme.

Shropshire Council as the ‘administering authority’ can admit organisations that are not automatically scheme employers, but who meet other rules laid down by the regulations. These are called ‘admission bodies‘. Employees of an admission body can join the LGPS if the admission agreement allows it. More information can be found on the Admission body page.

If you're a school and are considering converting to an academy, please visit our academies page.

Resolution bodies have a right to allow some, all or none of their staff to join the LGPS. These are normally town or parish councils. More information about this type of body can be found on the resolution body page.

Responsibilities of an employer in the LGPS

The administration strategy statement outlines the responsibilities of employers who participate in the LGPS. We also publishes our 'employers guide' on this website, which explains how and when information must be given to us.

Further guidance on the HR and payroll requirements for employers can be found on the Local Government Associations (LGA) 'LGPS regulations and guidance' website.

Becoming an employer in the LGPS

If you are thinking of becoming an employer in the Shropshire County Pension Fund, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

If, after reading the relevant pages about joining the LGPS, you need more information, please contact pensions@shropshire.gov.uk or 01743 252130