More than 200 employers and their staff contribute to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Oxfordshire.
The Oxfordshire Pension Fund is responsible for maintaining, administering and paying the benefits from the pension fund.
Notices for your attention
For fund employers
NEWS – vacancy on the Local Pension Board
There is a vacancy for a scheme employer representative to join the Local Pension Board to assist with the delivery of effective and efficient governance of the Oxfordshire Pension Fund.
To find out more and apply please complete and return the Expression of Interest form by 6 September 2019.
Employer role in member pension protection
This is essential reading when considering outsourcing or alternative methods of service delivery. Add this to your check list early in your procurement process.
Book into an introduction, arrange your next step or settle uncertainties about ‘final pay’. We have workshops and meetings in the calendar to support you in the move to the i-Connect way of data transfer for pensions administration
Current scheme consultations
The formal LGA responses to recent, now closed, consultations, ‘Restricting exit payments in the public sector- consulting on implementation of regulations and exit payments in the public sector' and the Local Government Pension Scheme: Changes to the Local Valuation Cycle and the Management of Employer Risk are on www.lgpsregs.org.uk
Especially for members
Member newsletter – Reporting Pensions
The latest member’s newsletter is uploaded to scheme documents My Oxfordshire Pension – register now at https://oxfordshire.pensiondetails.co.uk
Be alert - don’t fall victim to scammers
Knowing how they work is the first act of self- protection - more information.
Your rights to keeping LGPS membership
If your job has not changed but you are working for a different employer have you been getting the right information about your pension? If you are uncertain always check with Pension Services.
If an employer asks you to opt out of the scheme get in touch with Pension Services - Your pension is your income for later life - make sure your decisions are yours and you have had correct information.
Whether you are an employer, a current scheme member, someone whose pension is not yet due to be paid (a deferred pensioner) or someone receiving a pension, these pages are your starting point for more information.