Employer training

Hampshire Pension Services are committed to working in partnership with Scheme Employers and offer a number of different employer training, workshops and focus groups. Sessions are currently being delivered remotely through Microsoft Teams.

There is no charge for attending and sessions are interactive, friendly and informal. There's plenty of time to ask questions and test your understanding.

Annual Return and Pensionable Pay Workshop

Hampshire Pension Services provide Annual Return workshops each year to Employers to help them with their annual submission. The topics covered are:

  • the requirements for your annual return submission, and how to complete it
  • the importance of annual returns and how they can impact you as an LGPS employer
  • the principles of pensionable pay which relate to the annual returns submission, such as how to calculate Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), Assumed Pensionable Pay (APP), and Final Pay figures

Annual Return 2021 Workshop Slides

Annual Return 2021 Workshop Q & As

Email pensions.employers@hants.gov.uk if you require assistance with your Annual Return.

LGPS and Pensionable Pay Workshops

We currently run different bitesize sessions:

  • Employers in the LGPS, Starters and Opt Outs
  • Leavers and Retirements, including Starter, Leaver and Estimate Forms
  • Pensionable Pay Workshop - Cumulative Pay (post 2014), Full Time Equivalent and Final Pay (2008 regulations)
  • APC's, Absences, Paying in more, Paying in less - 50:50
  • Organisation changes (Outsourcing, Mergers, Change of Payroll)
  • Discretions and Disputes

The sessions cover the day-to-day LGPS administration that employers are likely to encounter and are a good introduction to the LGPS or a useful refresher if it has been a while since you attended the workshops. Employers can book onto as many or as few of the sessions as they wish.

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
  • Users of external HR or payroll providers – to understand what you're asking of them and making sure there are no gaps in processes
  • HR & Payroll providers – understanding what's being asked of you

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

Upcoming sessions

Hampshire Employers Only

Workshop Dates Times
APC's, Absences, Paying in more, Paying in less – 50:50 15 June 2021 11:00 to 12:00
Organisation changes (Outsourcing, Mergers, Change of Payroll) 15 June 2021 14:00 to 15:00
Discretions and Disputes 15 June 2021 15:15 to 16:00
Employers in the LGPS, Starters and Opt Outs 16 June 2021 09:30 to 10:30
Leavers and Retirements, Completing Starter, Leaver and Estimate Forms 16 June 2021 11:00 to 12:30
Pensionable Pay Workshop – Cumulative Pay (post 2014), Full Time Equivalent and Final Pay (2008 regulations) 16 June 2021 14:00 to 16:00

West Sussex Employers Only

Workshop Dates Times
Employers in the LGPS, Starters and Opt Outs 16 September 2021 09:30 to 10:30
Leavers and Retirements, Completing Starter, Leaver and Estimate Forms 16 September 2021 11:00 to 12:30
Pensionable Pay Workshop - Cumulative Pay (post 2014), Full Time Equivalent and Final Pay (2008 regulations) 16 September 2021 14:00 to 16:00
APC's, Absences, Paying in more, Paying in less - 50:50 23 September 2021 11:00 to 12:00
Organisation changes (Outsourcing, Mergers, Change of Payroll) 23 September 2021 14:00 to 15:00
Discretions and Disputes 23 September 2021 15:15 to 16:00

Email pensions.employer@hants.gov.uk for further information or to book a place on any of the workshops.