The assumptions that need to be made as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) valuation process are varied and many. For example, what investment returns will the Fund achieve in future? What are members going to be earning? How long will they live?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Changes to Regulation 64 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 will offer greater flexibility. Annemarie Allen provides some insight on what has changed and what this means for scheme employers and administering authorities.
Question marks over our ability to predict the future provided two of the highlights of our recent annual pensions conference. Senior Partner Nick Salter explores...