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Office hours over Christmas
The pensions office will close for Christmas on Monday 23 December 2019. We will re-open at 8.45am on Thursday 2 January 2020. During this time, if you have a query, you can email pensions@shropshire.…
Pensions made simple: member videos
The ‘Pensions Made Simple’ member videos created in collaboration with the Local Government Association, are now available to view on our website. There are seven short videos in total which cover a…
Annual Meeting 2019
When: 28th November 2019, 11am until 1pm Where: The Council Chamber, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND This year's annual meeting is just around the corner, so if you haven't already, book your pla…
InTouch Autumn 2019 now online
The latest version of our InTouch magazine is now available to view online! You can read important updates about: the 2019 valuation the exit payment cap  GMP reconciliation  the McCloud cour…
Annual benefit statement 2019 - have you checked yours?
Do you know how much your LGPS pension is currently worth? If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online' service, log in to view your statement and see how your p…
McCloud judgement
Back in January, the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) paused the cost management process due to uncertainty surrounding an on-going court case, known as the McCloud and Sergeant case.  The case concerns t…
Urgent notice: Phones unavailable on 13th September
Our helpdesk phone line will be unavailable on Friday 13th September. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If your query is urgent, please email us at Pensions@shropshire.gov.uk. Normal…
Summer 2019 Pension Update newsletter
Members contributing to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) can now view the latest newsletter from the fund.  Please click the link under 'Related Links' or the image above to view the Summ…
Annual Benefit Statements - Available now!
If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online' service, you can now view your 2019 annual benefit statement. We've produced some guidance notes which can help y…
Bank holiday Monday office closure 26th August
Our office will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 26th August. If your query is urgent please send an email to pensions@shropshire.gov.uk and we will respond on our return to the office on…
Annual report for 2018/2019 published
The Fund's Annual Report & Accounts highlight the important issues affecting the Fund over the previous twelve months, together with full details about it's administration performance. Follow the…
Deferred annual benefit statement 2019 now available online!
If you're a registered user of Shropshire County Pension Fund's 'My Pension Online', you can now view your 2019 deferred annual benefit statement. Your deferred annual benefit statement shows the val…
Thinking of dropping in?
If you wish to hand in forms or certificates, we run a drop-in service between 8.45am and 5pm Monday to Thursday at the Shirehall. If you want to discuss your pension with a member of the pensions tea…
Prudential update
Prudential have released some important information regarding their UK property fund. Members who are affected by these updates will be contacted by Prudential directly.  You can find more informatio…
Full scheme guide now available online
The LGPC Secretariat has released the latest LGPS full scheme guide for employees in England and Wales. This can be found on our Forms and Guides page, under 'Related Links', or by clicking the image…
New ‘Thinking of retiring’ guides out now!
We’ve just released new guides for contributing members and deferred members who're thinking of retiring. These guides will be useful for those of you who're approaching retirement age or for those…
Update on the exit payment cap
In May 2015 the government announced that they planned to cap exit payments for public sector workers. They proposed a cap of £95,000 which would apply to all types of payments relating to individuals…
Bank holiday Monday
Our office will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 27th May. Any queries should be sent to pensions@shropshire.gov.uk and will be dealt with on our return.
P60, April payslip, and InTouch newsletter
Soon we’ll be posting P60 certificates to our retired members who were receiving a pension from us in the 2018/2019 financial year. The P60 will show your pension and income tax details in 2018/2019. …
Have you been re-enrolled into the scheme by your employer?
If you opt out or join the 50/50 section of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), your employer must automatically re-enrol you back into the main section of the scheme around every three years.…
2019 Pensions Increase
The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2019 was laid before Parliament on 14 March 2019.  We can now confirm that the 2019 Pensions Increase will be 2.4%.  The increase comes into force on 8 April…
Regulation updates
The LGPS (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on 10 January 2019. The main changes resulting from these amendment regulations are: A technical amendment now allows early acce…
Ban on pensions cold calling
A long-awaited ban on pensions cold calling came into force on Wednesday 9th January 2019. The ban is now a law under the Electronic Communications (Amendments) (No.2) Regulations 2018. Companies brea…
Payslips now on 'My Pension Online'
From December 2018, your payslips are available through the 'My Pension Online' system. This new system gives you more options to update your personal details online. If you haven't yet registered for…
Christmas office hours
The pensions office will close for the Christmas period at 4.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. During this time, if you have a query, you can…
Do you work for North Shropshire College?
If you’re an employee at North Shropshire College you should be aware that the college merged into Hereford & Ludlow College on 1 November 2018. From this date you became an active member of Worce…
New tax PAYE reference number
We recently changed our payroll system and because of this we have a new tax PAYE reference number. Our new PAYE reference number is: 120/MB85277 (it used to be 671/S10). You will need this new refe…
Changes to factors used in pension calculations
Following the October 2018 Budget some changes need to be made to the factors we use in pension calculations. These include transfers in and out of the fund, divorce quotes and early retirement calcul…
We’re moving to a new payroll system!
From October 2018, your pension will be paid using a different payroll system. During this change, we’re hoping you won’t notice too much of a difference. The pension you get will stay the same and yo…
Annual meeting – Save the date!
Our work on the 2018 annual meeting is well underway, so why not be one of the first to secure your place. Date and time: 15 November 2018 from 11am until 1pm. Where: The Council Chamber at the Shir…
Active Members – View Your Annual Benefit Statement Today!
Are you an active member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)? If so, your Annual Benefit Statement is ready and waiting for you! You can view your statement in three simple steps: Visit…
Equitable Life AVC Policyholder News
We have received communication recently that Equitable Life have made proposals to transfer all of their AVC policies to Reliance Life. Reliance Life is part of Life Company Solidation Group, a speci…
Cold calls from fraudsters claiming to be from The Pensions Regulator
On the 17 July 2018, TPR published a press release concerning fraudsters who may be trying to steal the savings of workers by falsely claiming to be calling from TPR. TPR has received reports of pens…
Deferred annual benefit statements now available!
Your deferred annual benefit statement shows the value of your pension benefits as at 9th April 2018, including any Pensions Increase awarded since you left. Please read your statement carefully. Acc…
News for deferred members reaching age 55 on or after 14 May 2018
Following the introduction of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018, most deferred members of the LGPS can now take their benefits from age 55, subject to early retirement r…
Landmark ruling for cohabiting partners - Elmes v Essex
A recent High Court judgement removed the requirement for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to nominate their cohabiting partner to receive a survivor’s pension in the event of the…
Your information and how it is kept safe
As you may have heard, new standards of data protection regulations come into force on 25 May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The aim of these new regulations is to reinfor…