Employer toolkit | Oxfordshire County Council

woman using laptopThe Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations outline how to administer the pension scheme.

This guide covers the exchange of information needed to set up an individual's pension record. It also provides an outline of the scheme linked to the decisions employers have to make during employment and retirement.

These toolkits should be your first point of contact if you have any questions regarding the administration of LGPS and any related issues. As an employer you need to tell Pension Services who the contact will be within your organisation.

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Forms for employers

Templates, forms and spreadsheets for employers to administer the LGPS

Year-end requirements

Summary of the timetable and details the Fund needs at the end of the scheme year from each employer

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Introducing MARS , the monthly return

Introducing ‘MARS’: employer to pension services regular return

Leaving and retirement

Guiding a pensions scheme member through leaving, retirement and redundancy.

Employers new to administering

Guidance offered for employers new to the LGPS with the Oxfordshire Fund.

Communications for employers

Helping you keep up to date with news including the latest information on the LGPS 2014.

Essential actions

Actions that employers who administer the Local Government Pension Scheme need to undertake.

Additional contributions

How members of the Local Government Pension Scheme can increase their benefits.


How an absence without pay can affect your pension.

Automatic enrolment

The LGPS is a qualifying pension scheme for the automatic enrolment provisions of the Pensions Act.

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