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 2022 Workshop Slides

Annual Return 2022 Workshop Slides - West Sussex

Annual Return 2022 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.

Slides from our January 2022 workshops:

Upcoming sessions

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

Hampshire Pension Services will be providing workshops to employers in March & April to support in the preparation for the 2022 annual return process including: 

  • Helping employers understand the annual return requirements and process that will apply for 31 March 2022 year-end
  • Work through the principles of Pensionable Pay to help with producing your annual returns
  • Giving delegates the opportunity to work through exercises to help ensure understanding of the requirements

All employers

 

September 2022

Workshop Date Time Sign up Link
Employers in the LGPS, Starters and Opt Outs 7 September 2022 9.30 - 10.30  Sign up here 
Leavers and Retirements, Completing Starter, Leaver and Estimate Forms 7 September 2022 11.00 - 12.00  Sign up here 
Pensionable Pay Workshop - Cumulative Pay (post 2014), Full Time Equivalent and Final Pay (2008 regulations) 7 September 2022 14.00 - 15.30  Sign up here 
APC's, Absences, Paying in more, Paying in less (50:50) 14 September 2022 11.00 - 12.00  Sign up here 
Organisation changes (Outsourcing, Mergers, Change of Payroll) 14 September 2022 14.00 - 15.00  Sign up here 
Discretions and Disputes 14 September 2022 15.15 - 16.00  Sign up here 

December 2022

Workshop Date Time
Employers in the LGPS, Starters and Opt Outs 2 December 2022 9.30 - 10.30
Leavers and Retirements, Completing Starter, Leaver and Estimate Forms 2 December 2022 11.00 - 12.00
Pensionable Pay Workshop - Cumulative Pay (post 2014), Full Time Equivalent and Final Pay (2008 regulations) 2 December 2022 14.00 - 15.30
APC's, Absences, Paying in more, Paying in less (50:50) 9 December 2022 11.00 - 12.00
Organisation changes (Outsourcing, Mergers, Change of Payroll) 9 December 2022 14.00 - 15.00
Discretions and Disputes 9 December 2022 15.15 - 16.00