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 held both in our offices in central Winchester as well as other locations throughout the West Sussex region.

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.

Post-transition process changes and annual returns (including Pensionable Pay)

West Sussex Pension Fund Employers only

Hampshire Pension Services will be providing workshops to employers, explaining changes being introduced to various processes, including at year-end, and to:

  • Assist you in understanding the respective roles and responsibilities of Hampshire Pension Services and West Sussex County Council
  • Provide you with the knowledge of where to find resources, including guides and forms
  • Walk through the key administration processes
  • Help you understand the annual return requirements and process that will apply from the 31 March 2019 year-end
  • Work through the principles of Pensionable Pay to help with annual returns

The table below shows the relevant dates, location and timings. To book your space and register your interest please email pensions.eoy@hants.gov.uk

Location Date Time
Chichester (West Sussex County Council) 13 March 2019 10:00-13:30
Littlehampton (Arun District Council) 14 March 2019 10:00-13:30
Burgess Hill (Burgess Hill Town Council) 21 March 2019 10:00-13:30
Crawley (Crawley Borough Council)* 03 April 2019 09:45-13:15
Worthing (Adur/Worthing Councils) 04 April 2019 10:00-13:30
Annual Return and Pensionable Pay Workshop

Hampshire Pension Fund Employers only

Hampshire Pension Services will be providing workshops to employers, to support in preparation for the 2019 annual return process including:

  • Help you understand the annual return requirements and process that will apply from the 31 March 2019 year-end
  • Work through the principles of Pensionable Pay to help with annual returns

The sessions will be held in our Winchester offices, with the table below showing the relevant dates and timings. To book your space and register your interest please email pensions.employer@hants.gov.uk

Location Date Time
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 8 March 2019 09:00-12:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 18 March 2019 13:00-16:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 27 March 2019 09:00-12:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 24 March 2019 09:00-12:30
LGPS Overview and Pensionable Pay Workshops

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

Location Date Time
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 28 June 2019 09:30-12-30
Chichester (West Sussex County Council) 03 July 2019 09:30-12:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 20 September 2019 09:30-12-30
West Sussex (Location TBC) 14 November 2019 09:30-12:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 29 November 2019 09:30-12:30
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

Location Date Time
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 28 June 2019 13:00-16:30
Chichester (West Sussex County Council) 03 July 2019 13:30-16:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 20 September 2019 13:00-16:30
West Sussex (Location TBC) 14 November 2019 13:30-16:30
Winchester (Hampshire County Council) 29 November 2019 13:00-16:30