Forms and Guidance Library
These pages are for employer use only. Member information can be found on the home page.
To aid in any changes that you the employer may wish to undertake on behalf of your employees, we have compiled and collected a library of the official forms required to notify the pensions team of changes in circumstance. Further information can be found in the email bulletins sent out to employers, which can be found in our employers email library.
Employer- change notification forms
For a copies of the official forms referenced in the employer guide, see the links below.
PEN001 – Notification of Employee Changes Form
PEN002 – Change of Hours Form
PEN003 – Leave of Absence Form (Form no longer required since the introduction of the CARE Scheme in 2014)
PEN004– Return to Work Following an Absence Form
PEN005 – Notification of Maternity, Adoption or Paternity Absence Form
PEN006 – Notification of Retirements and Deaths Form (No longer in use, please use PEN007)
PEN007 – Leavers Form
PEN010– Request for an Estimate of Retirement Benefits Form
New Member Form – This form should be issued to all new members to the LGPS.
Brief Scheme Guide – This form should be issued to all new members to the LGPS.
Shropshire County Pension Fund Scheme Guides
The below Scheme Guides are also available to Scheme members and are written with members rather than employers in mind.
Statements and Policies
Administration Strategy Statement : to ensure that both the administering authority (Shropshire Council) and its employers are fully aware of their responsibilities under the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations and to identify acceptable levels of performance.
More information on the Funds other policies can be found in Fund strategies, policies and statements.
Latest Shropshire County Pension Fund Newsletters
Employers Newsletter Dec-2012
(See also Employers email Library for further updates provided by the Fund)
Statutory and other guidance
Guidance applicable to the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme can be found below. Follow each link to be taken to the sites where the full regulations can be found. These guides have not been written by Shropshire County Pension Fund.
The Local Government Association holds other Statutory Guidance which employers may wish to refer to which can be found here.
Exit Payment Cap
Please see employers email library for information on the consultations of the reform of public sector exit payments.
Contracting Out and the New State Pension
There are a number of resources available to employers to help employers understand and communicate the changes to the State Pension and the removal of Contracted-Out status from the LGPS from April 2016. Employers may particularly wish to view Bulletin 140 which is a special edition covering this issue. See below:
LGPC Bulletin 140 February 2016 – End of contracting out and new state pension (covering employer cost, communicating and implications for payroll)
A leaflet has been developed to provide information to members who are considering topping up their state pension. The leaflet is available on the LGPS Regulations and Guidance website at the following address: http://www.lgpsregs.org/index.php/guides/employees-guides
Other documents referenced in the Employers area
Circ-283-strike-final (See Annex 2 for the standard letter template)
Discretions Template- (Contact Rebecca Purfit for a copy of this document on firstname.lastname@example.org)