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What does 2019 have in store for the LGPS?

2018 was another eventful year for pensions. In the LGPS we saw three new sets of regulations passed introducing exit credits, equalisation of survivor benefits and new powers for MHCLG to issue statutory guidance.

BWebstream Exchange: changing the way we communicate

As technology continues to change the way we live and work, a core element of our service offerings is online access via the internet. BWebstream is our secure, easy to use, fully-integrated online platform for pension schemes, giving exceptional control over administration. Lisa Hodge from the Public Sector Consulting team tells us how the team has been using the tool.

LGPS: A-Z recap of 2018

2018 has been as eventful as ever in the LGPS. In the countdown to Christmas, Associate Melanie Durrant reflects back on the last 12 months, starting from A to Z.

The actuarial small print

“Your statutory rights are unaffected”, “subject to approval”, “terms and conditions apply”; there is plenty of small print in our lives. TAS 100 isn't just small print for actuaries though: it's a key part of a framework of professional standards.

Tier 3 employers in the LGPS: 102 pages in two minutes!

Aon released their report commissioned by the Scheme Advisory Board, identifying potential issues surrounding the participation of Tier 3 employers in the LGPS. We’ve set out some of the key issues and findings.

Budget 2018: pensions in the public sector

Given the focus on pensions in recent budgets, we were all hoping that the Chancellor would leave public sector pensions alone. Largely this was the case in last week's budget.

Life after GDPR in the public sector

GDPR has been in force for a couple of months now and the flurry of opt-in emails and bulletins has finally died down. As actuaries in the public sector, the impact on day-to-day business has been, well, surprisingly minimal.

LGPS Annual Report 2017: highlights for fund actuaries

The LGPS SAB released their latest report on 22 May, providing information on the status of the LGPS for its members, employers and any other bodies. We’ve shared key things for fund actuaries in the lead up to the 2019 valuation.

Scottish LGPS structure review: considerations and consequences

Louise Lau, Actuary, provides some initial thoughts around the options put forward in the Scottish LGPS structure consultation and asks: what are some of the considerations to be had and what would be the potential consequences of such changes?

LGPS: Changing approaches to accounting reporting

April has been a busy month for us - producing accounting reports for hundreds of participating employers in the LGPS. Roisin McGuire, Associate in Public Sector Consulting, reports about SEDR and the change in approach taken in accounting assumptions this year.

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