Employer training

Employer training is held at our offices in central Winchester. There is no charge for attending. The sessions are interactive, friendly and informal. There's plenty of time to ask questions and test your understanding.

We currently run two different sessions: the LGPS Overview and Pensionable Pay Workshops. The sessions are useful for employers and staff in all kinds of roles, including:

  • Payroll departments – deducting contributions, calculating pay, working with HR
  • HR departments – taking on staff, setting policies, authorising absences and retirements
  • If you use external HR or payroll providers – to understand what you're asking of them and make sure there are no gaps in processes
  • HR & Payroll providers – understanding what's being asked of you

If you work for a small employer, perhaps you do all of these jobs.

LGPS Overview

This session covers the day to day LGPS administration that you are most likely to encounter. It is a good introduction to the LGPS, or a useful refresher if it has been a while since you last attended.

The LGPS Overview covers:

  • outline of the scheme
  • starters, opt outs and contributions
  • reduced contributions – 50/50 section
  • added contributions, including APCs used for some absences
  • changes of details, absences
  • estimates, leavers and retirements
  • employer discretions
  • disputes (IDRP)
  • accounts and returns

Upcoming sessions

All sessions are held at The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UB.

  • Friday 1 February 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm – Fully booked
  • Friday 28 June 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm - Spaces available
  • Friday 20 September 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm - Spaces available
Pensionable Pay Workshop

These sessions are a chance to get to grips with cumulative pay and assumed pay calculations which were introduced in April 2014. We also cover calculations based on Full Time pay and Final Pay. You need to know both types.

The Pensionable Pay Workshop covers:

  • Full Time Equivalent Final Pay (2008 regulations)
  • Calculating pensionable pay for forms including starters, leavers and estimate requests
  • Assumed Pensionable Pay and absences
  • Cumulative Pensionable Pay (post 2014)

You will find the session useful if you have to complete or check starter forms, leaver forms, estimates requests.

Upcoming sessions

All sessions are held at The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UB.

  • Friday 1 February 2019, 1pm to 4:30pm – Fully booked
  • Friday 28 June 2019, 1pm to 4.30pm - Spaces available
  • Friday 20 September 2019, 1pm to 4.30pm - Spaces available

Annual Return Workshop

These sessions cover what information is needed on the annual return, Employers must complete these and send back to us by the end of April, the spreadsheet that needs to be completed will be sent out in March.

Upcoming sessions

  • Friday 8 March 2019, 9am to 12.30pm – Spaces Available
  • Monday 18 March 2019, 13.00pm to 4.30pm– Spaces Available
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019, 9am to 12.30pm – Spaces Available
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019, 9am to 12.30pm – Spaces Available

Email Employer Services if you are interested in attending any of the sessions above or would like further information.