Shropshire County Pension fund

Taking care of your Local Government Pension in Shropshire

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 satisfy certain other conditions 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 are 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 under Resolution Body.

Responsibilities of an employer in the LGPS 

The Administration Strategy Statement outlines the responsibilities of employers who participate in the LGPS. The Fund also publishes it’s Employers Guide on this website which explains how and when information must be provided to the Pensions Team.

Further guidance on the HR and Payroll requirements for employers can be found on the Local Government Associations (LGA) 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 the Pensions Team as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

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

Further information

Admitted Body Status in the LGPS.

Academies in the LGPS