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Employer Pension Notices

 
Employer Pension Notices

EPN
Number

Date issued

Subject

EPN297 - Currently unavailabe

Mar 2011 

EPN297 is currently unavailable we will reinstate shortly. 

Capita Health Solutions, Scheme Medical Advice Services                 Increase to fees from 1 April 2011

  • Medical Advice Contract Charges from April 2011 [PDF 33KB]

EPN296 [PDF89KB] Mar 2011 

Departmental Resource Accounts - Disclosure of salary, pension and compensation information 2010 - 11

  • QandA - Questions & Answers [PDF 21KB]

  • Annex 13A - Board Members [XLS File]

  • Annex 13B - Ministers [WORD File ]

  • Annex 13C - Remuneration Report Example [WORD File]

  • Annex 13D - Letter to Senior Staff [WORD File] 

EPN295 [PDF38KB]  Mar 20112010 - 2011 Pension Contributions 
EPN294 [PDF61KB] Feb 2011Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2011-2012
EPN293 [PDF39KB]  Feb 2011

Amended employer and member calculators

EPN292 [PDF37KB] Jan 2011

Buying Added Pension - Annual Reminder

EPN291 [PDF29KB] Dec 2010 

New Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)

Communication and Handling

The new Civil Service Compensation Scheme is introduced from 22 December 2010. We are providing you with a toolkit of materials to support you in handling and communicating your departure schemes.   

CSCS - Guidance for Employers

Guidance for staff (these are available on the compensation page)   

Forms

Calculators: These calculators were issued with the EPN. If you need a copy please contact the Employer Helpdesk

  • Voluntary Exit, Voluntary Redundancy and Compulsory Redundancy - This is to help you design and cost your scheme

  • Voluntary Exit  - For you to make available to your staff when offfering Voluntary Exit.

  • Voluntary Redundancy and Compulsory Redundancy - for you to make available to your staff when offering Voluntary of Compulsoy Redundancy.

  • CILON - This is for you to be able to work out the cost of compensation in lieu of notice.

  • Actuarial Reduction Buy out - this is already on the website under "calculators

EPN290 [PDF16KB] Dec 2010St Ives Christmas and New Year shutdown 
EPN289 [PDF40KB]  Dec 2010

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)

Handling  arrangements

EPN288 [PDF36KB]   Nov 2010Annual Benefit Statements : nuvos members and members with added pension. 
EPN287 [PDF37KB]  Nov 2010

Accruing Superannuation Charges (ASLCs) -Revised salary bands to be implemented by employers from 2011-12.

EPN286 [PDF36KB]  Nov 2010

Changes to pensions tax releif: Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance 

Questions and Answers - Briefing for Civil Servants [PFD 56KB]

EPN285 [PDF28KB]  Oct 2010New arrangements for the 2010-11 Accounting Officer's Certificate (AOC) and checklist 
EPN284 [PDF35KB] Oct 2010

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)

Information on the new CSCS proposals

EPN283 [PDF44KB]  Aug 2010

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)
Information on early exits

EPN282 [PDF29KB] Aug 2010

Scheme Medical Advice
Revisions to order forms APP 1, EPPA 1, CSIBS 1 and CSIBS 2 and minor revisions to forms IHR 1 and IHR 2

  • IHR 1 - Request for medical advice - ill health retirement

  • IHR 2 - Request for medical advice - ill health retirement - partnership pension account

  • EPPA 1 - Request for medical advice - early payment of preserved award classic scheme

  • APP 1 - Appeal - ill health retirement or early payment of preserved award

  • CSIBS 1 - Request for medical advice - injury case

  • CSIBS 2 - Appeal - injury benefit award

EPN281 [PDF23KB]Aug 2010

Future Civil Service pension to be uprated in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Price Index (RPI)

EPN280 [PDF84KB]Jul 2010 Civil Service Compensation Scheme
EPN279 [PDF11KB]Jun 2010 

EPN 279 - Civil Service Compensation Scheme - Outcome of Judicial Review

EPN278 [PDF30KB]May 2010 

EPN 278 - Early Retirement Bills new payment method for OPG account users

EPN277 [PDF53KB]May 2010

Scheme Medical Advice - Revisions to order forms IHR1 and IHR2

EPN276 [PDF11KB] May 2010 Scheme Medical Adviser - Capita Health Solutions Workshops
EPN275 [PDF37KB]May 2010Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) Judicial Review
EPN274 [PDF11KB]Mar 2010

Scheme Medical Advice Services

EPN273 [PDF76KB]Mar 2010Farewell from CSPD
EPN272 [PDF31KB] Mar 2010 Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2010 - 2011
EPN271 [PDF31KB]Mar 2010New Banking arrangements for the Civil Superannuation
EPN270 [PDF56KB]Mar 2010

Changes to Early Retirement Bill Payments

EPN269 [PDF66KB]Mar 2010Compulsory Early Retirment (CER) payments
EPN268 [PDF90KB]Feb 2010 Departmental Resource Accounts

Disclosure of salary, pension and compensation information for 2009 - 2010

EPN267 [PDF54KB]Feb 2010

Civil Service Compensation Scheme

EPN266 [PDF46KB]Feb 2010 Pension Contributions
EPN265 [PDF38KB]Jan 2010 March 2010 early departure bills
EPN264 [PDF50KB]Jan 2010 Death in service and dependant benefit communications
EPN263 [PDF43KB]Jan 2010 

Re-joiner Questionnaire and Calculator

EPN262 [PDF141KB] Dec 2009  Annual Benefit Statements: nuvos members
EPN261 [PDF35KB]Dec 2009 St Ives Christmas / New Year Shutdown 
EPN260 [PDF38KB]Dec 2009 

Pre-Budget Report and Civil Service Pensions

  • Model letter for HR Directors to issue to staff [WORD 3KB] 2 pages

EPN259 [PDF52KB]Dec 2009 

Buying Added Pension - Annual Reminder

 EPN258 [PDF52KB]Dec 2009

Civil Service Compensation Scheme Reform

 EPN257 [PDF55KB]Nov 2009

Web based scheduling: making payments to the money purchase providers

 EPN256 [PDF59KB]Oct 2009 

Scheme Medical Advice. Revision to instructions for completeing order forms IHR1 and IHR2

 EPN255 [PDF59KB]   Oct 2009 Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)
Revised salary bands to be implemented by employers from 2010-11 
 
 EPN254 [PDF59KB] Aug 2009

Partial retirement clarification

EPN253 [PDF47KB] July 2009 

Reforms to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)

EPN252 [PDF47KB] July 2009 St Ives move to new address 
EPN251 [PDF47KB]  July 2009 Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)
CER payments to people aged 57 to 60
EPN250 [PDF99KB]July 2009Appointing an APAC  
EPN249 [PDF50KB]May 2009Training material for employers
HR Introduction to Civil Service pensions presentation and handouts
EPN248 [PDF57KB]April 2009Data Cleansing Exercise
EPN247[PDF45KB] April 2009 

Changes to Section 12 of the Employers Pension Guide 

EPN246[PDF45KB]April 2009Added pension - Updated calculators
EPN245[PDF 54KB] March 2009  

Scheme Medical Advice Services

  • The Medical Advice Employer Guide provides guidance on the medically related benefits of the Civil Service pension arrangements, the criteria for award and the evidence required so that cases can be processed as effectively and efficiently as possible. The Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide provideds guidance on appeals.We have provided a range of order forms for each type of standard referal.  You can view the full range on our Employer Forms page

  • The new framework agreement is effective from 1 April 2009

   
EPN244[PDF 47KB]  February 2009 

New Civil Service Website

 Office Notice (09)01 Changes to the Civil Service pensions web site

  • Announcing the new website. Summary article for use in your in-house staff magazine or on your intranet

  • Announcing the new website Civil Service pensions newsletter

EPN243[PDF       50KB]  February 2009 

Announcing the forthcoming Pensions Conference

EPN242[PDF       47KB]    February 20092008 - 2009 Pension Contributions 
EPN241[PDF       86KB]   February 2009Buying Added Pension - Annual Reminder
EPN240 [PDF       50KB]   February 2009Departmental Resource Accounts

Disclosure of salary, pension and compensation information for 2008 - 2009

EPN239 [PDF 45KB] February 2009March 2009 early departure bills
EPN238 [PDF 50KB] January 2009 Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2009-10
EPN237 [PDF 68KB]January 2009New employer communications and support group
EPN236 [PDF 60KB] January 2009 Transitional protection deadline approaching fast - important message for high earners 
EPN235 [PDF 51KB]January 2009Revision to Section 2.6 of the Employers' Pension Guide 
EPN234 [PDF 47KB]December 2008 St Ives Christmas 2008 shutdown

EPN233 [PDF 65KB]   

December 2008

Overpayment of Civil Service pensions - enquiries from pensioners

EPN232 [PDF 344KB]

November 2008

Medical Guidance notes and referral form

  • Medical Guidance Notes (The Medical Guidence Notes in EPN 232 have been superceeded by the release of EPN245 ) 

  • CSIBS1 Application for medical advice (Injury case) - Please see EPN282 for revised version.

EPN231 [PDF 55KB]

November 2008

New Civil Service pension website

EPN230 [PDF 52KB]

October 2008

Civil Service pension arrangements – pension scheme choices given to new entrants and rejoiners from 30 July 2007

EPN229 [PDF 61KB]

October 2008

Pension Reform - changes to scheme governance

EPN228 [PDF 56KB]

October 2008

Scheme amendments to partnership pension Account Ill Health Benefits Scheme (PPAIHBS)

EPN227  [PDF 48KB]

September 2008

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)

EPN226  [PDF 44KB]

September 2008

Temporary suspension of some pension transfer calculations

EPN225 [PDF 36KB]

September 2008

Recovery of early departure costs

EPN224 [PDF 48KB]

September 2008

Added years - payment of added years contributions whilst on a career break

EPN223 [PDF 46KB]

September 2008

Maternity and adoption leave

EPN222 [PDF 48KB]

August 2008

Early severance compensation for staff who joined on or after 30 July 2007

EPN221 [PDF 75KB]

August 2008

Partial retirement - introducing an additional step in the process

EPN220 [PDF 50KB]

July 2008

Ordering starter packs

EPN219 [PDF 49KB]

July 2008

Opting out of, and back into, the Civil Service pension arrangements

EPN218 [PDF 46KB]

July 2008

Staff transferring to or from another employer covered by the Civil Service pensions arrangement

EPN217 [PDF 135KB]

June 2008

Thinking about retirement

EPN216 [PDF 47KB]

June 2008

Additional information to EPN210

EPN215 [PDF 135KB]

May 2008

Changes to Section 4 of the Employers' Pension Guide (EPG)

EPN214 [PDF 59KB]

May 2008

Pension Choices for fixed term appointees who are given an extension of contract, or become permanent

EPN184 (rev) [PDF94KB]

May 2008

nuvos pension choices for casual and FTA's

EPN213 [PDF 76KB]

May 2008

Introduction of new annual benefit statements. Communications and arrangements

EPN151 Update [PDF 138KB]

April 2008

Update of pre-retirement model letter text to include pension reform changes

EPN212 [PDF 76KB

March 2008

Capita Health Solutions Medical Advice Contract – revised schedule of fees

EPN211 [PDF 37KB]

March 2008

Appointment of Actuarial Advisers – Civil Service pension arrangements

EPN210 [PDF 79KB]

March 2008

Departmental Resource Accounts
Disclosure of salary, pension and compensation information for 2007-2008

EPN209 [PDF 55KB]

March 2008

Pension contributions

EPN208 [PDF 48KB]

March 2008

Early departure bills

EPN207 [PDF 55KB]

February 2008

Web based scheduling: making payments to the money purchase providers

EPN206 [PDF 48KB]

February 2008

Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2008-09

EPN205 [PDF 144KB]

February 2008

Changes to the basic rate of income tax

EPN204 [PDF 168 KB]

February 2008

Partial retirement

EPN203 [PDF 51KB]

February 2008

Secure handling of pensions related data

EPN202 [PDF 45KB]

January 2008

Changes to Starter Pack order form information

EPN201 [PDF 47KB]

January 2008

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)

EPN200 [PDF 38KB]

December 2007

Changes to Section 3 of the Employers’ pension guide (EPG)

EPN199 [PDF 155KB]

December 2007

Pension reform: introduction of partial retirement

EPN198 [PDF 38KB]

December 2007

Capita Health Solutions
Helpdesk phone number

EPN197 [PDF 43KB]

December 2007

St Ives: Move to new address and Christmas shutdown

EPN196 [PDF 44KB]

December 2007

nuvos – progress with payroll changes and details of 07-08 year-end balance arrangements

EPN195 [PDF 43KB]

November 2007

Retrospective pay awards and late payment of salary – calculation of ASLCs

EPN194 [PDF 37KB]

November 2007

Changes to Section 2 of the Employers’ pension guide

EPN193 [PDF 43KB]

November 2007

Pension reform: introduction of added pension

EPN192 [PDF 45KB]

October 2007

Change in working patterns fact sheets - Impact on members’ pension

EPN191 [PDF 38KB]

October 2007

(clarification to EPN190)
Arrangements applying before 1 March 2008 to pensioners who are re-employed immediately upon retirement

EPN190 [PDF 41KB]

September 2007

Arrangements applying before 1 March 2008 to pensioners who are re-employed immediately upon retirement

EPN189 [PDF 36KB]

September 2007

Salary sacrifice
EPG section 5 [PDF 147KB]

EPN188 [PDF 48KB]

September 2007

New entrant induction slides
Slides [PPT 66KB]

EPN187 [PDF 39KB]

August 2007

Change of bank details for Standard Life

EPN186 [PDF 59KB]

August 2007

Pension reform: an update

EPN185 [PDF 65KB]

August 2007

Ordering publications

EPN184 [PDF 83KB]

August 2007

1) nuvos – pension choices for casuals and fixed term appointees who are given an extension of contract, or become permanent
2) opting out (and back in)
3) secondments

EPN183 [PDF 40KB]

July 2007

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)
Revised salary bands to be implemented by Employers from 2008-09

EPN182 [PDF 48KB]

July 2007

Introducing a new web based method of payment for the partnership pension account, the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS) and the Stakeholder arrangement

EPN181 [PDF 61KB]

July 2007

Withdrawal of Equitable Life additional death in service life cover

EPN180 [PDF 41KB]

July 2007

nuvos – progress with payroll changes needed for the introduction of the new arrangements

EPN179 [PDF 42KB]

June 2007

Update to the Employers’ Pension Guide (EPG) –
Annex 6C, Actuarial tables for early leaving benefits as a multiple of salary

EPN178 [PDF 42KB]

June 2007

Annual Benefit Statements & the suspension of State Pension Forecasting by DWP’s Pensions Service.

EPN177 [PDF 42KB]

June 2007

Changes for classic, classic plus and premium scheme members
Added Pension for over-60s and increased tax-free cash from 1 October 2007
Added Pension for all members, increased pension service limit and flexible retirement provision from 1 March 2008

EPN172 (Rev) [PDF 42KB]

June 2007

nuvos, the pension scheme for new entrants starting from 30 July 2007 – recruitment actions

EPN176 [PDF 42KB]

June 2007

Change of nuvos start date to 30 July 2007

EPN175 [PDF 42KB]

May 2007

partnership providers - contact details

EPN174 [PDF 54KB]

May 2007

nuvos - invitation to HR advisor training seminars

EPN173 [PDF 51KB]

April 2007

Income tax returns and the Annual Allowance

EPN171 [PDF 62KB]

April 2007

Removal of the Health Standard
Treatment of service where staff have previously been excluded from ill-health retirement benefits

EPN170 [PDF 74KB]

April 2007

Medical advice contract

EPN169 [PDF 40KB]

March 2007

Changes to Statutory Maternity Pay

EPN168 [PDF 40KB]

March 2007

Update to the Employers’ Pension Guide (EPG) – Section 11, ‘Training and learning materials for you and your members’

EPN167 [PDF 67KB]

March 2007

Changes to the Pension Contributions monthly return

EPN166 [PDF 60KB]

February 2007

Recruitment actions for new entrants from 1 July 2007 – temporary arrangements
Rejoiner questionnaire

EPN165 [PDF 42KB]

February 2007

March 2007 early departure bills

EPN164 [PDF 61KB]

February 2007

Complaints procedure regarding Capita Health Solutions (CHS) under the PCSPS medical advice contract

EPN163 [PDF 47KB]

February 2007

2006-07 Pension Contributions

EPN162 [PDF 52KB]

February 2007

Ordering Starter Packs for new entrants joining before 1 July 2007

  • DRF1(Bulk)  New entrant starter pack despatch request form spreadsheet
  • DRF1  New entrant starter pack despatch request form

EPN161 [PDF 145KB]

January 2007

Obsolete Employer Pensions Notices (EPNs)

EPN160 [PDF 56KB]

January 2007

Communicating pensions information to employers

EPN159 [PDF 48KB]

January 2007

Pension reform - payroll changes needed for the introduction of the new arrangements

EPN158 [PDF 305KB]

January 2007

Pension reform - plans for change to the Civil Service pension arrangements

EPN157 [PDF 96KB]

January 2007

Scheme amendments

EPN156 [PDF 68KB]

January 2007

Disclosure of salary and pension information for 2006-07

EPN155 [PDF 126KB]

December 2006

Amendment pages to Employers’ Pension Guide (EPG)

EPN154 [PDF 47KB]

December 2006

Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2007-8

EPN153 [PDF 57KB]

December 2006

Civil Partnerships - employer and payroll actions

EPN152 [PDF 58KB]

December 2006

Salary sacrifice

EPN151 [PDF 269KB]

November 2006

Paying pensions on time
Pre-retirement model letter text

EPN150 [PDF 47KB]

October 2006

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)
Forthcoming Changes

EPN149 [PDF 41KB]

October 2006

Scheme amendments
Changes to:

  • Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS)
  • Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS)

EPN148 [PDF 36KB]

September 2006

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)
Revised salary bands to be implemented by Employers from 2007-08

EPN146 [PDF 135KB]

August 2006

Civil Service Pension and Compensation Arrangements, Medical Advice Contract

EPN145 [PDF 43KB]

June 2006

New Reporting Arrangements for Civil Service Pensions

EPN144 [PDF 36KB]

June 2006

Retrospective pay awards and late payment of salary

EPN143 [PDF 80KB]

April 2006

Scheme amendments

EPN142 [PDF 159KB]

March 2006

New print supplier for Civil Service Pensions Instructions for ordering Starter Packs and publications

EPN141 [PDF 28KB]

March 2006

Departmental Resource Accounts Disclosure of salary and pension information for 2005-06

  • EPG Section 13 Resource Account Disclosure 2005-06
  • DRADISC - MINDepartmental Resource Accounts: Disclosure of Salary and Pension Information (Ministers) - Request for Pension Information
  • DRADISC - CS Departmental Resource Accounts: Disclosure of Salary and Pension Information (Civil Service) - Request for Pension Information
  • Departmental Remuneration Report

EPN140 [PDF 48KB]

February 2006

Increase in the Pensions Earnings Cap 2006-7

EPN137 [PDF 67KB]

February 2006

Accounting Officer’s Certificate 2005-6 – change of wording

EPN136 [PDF 39KB]

January 2006

Pensions reform – update

EPN135 [PDF 51KB]

January 2006

Medical advice contract

EPN134 [PDF 67KB]

December 2005

Scheme amendments

(Revised version issued 12 December 2005. You must replace any previously downloaded version with this one)

EPN133 [PDF 105KB]

November 2005

Important! Tax simplification – Summary of changes

EPN132 [PDF 114KB]

November 2005

Tax Simplification – Pension Aggregation Exercise

EPN131 [PDF 44KB]

October 2005

Pensions reform – update

EPN129 [PDF 28KB]

September 2005

Pre-retirement presentation and booklet for members retiring at pension age

EPN128 [PDF 34KB]

September 2005

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)

EPN127 [PDF 39KB]

August 2005

Pensions reform – Consultation Update

EPN126 [PDF 37KB]

June 2005

Employer contributions on payslips – raising members’ awareness of the value of their pension

EPN117 [RTF 2MB]

February 2005

Pensions Reform – consultation and Building a sustainable future: Pensions consultation – Your questions answered

EPN114 [PDF 87KB]

09/12/04

Proposed changes to the Civil Service pension arrangements

EPN113 [PDF 33KB]

07/12/04

Added Years

EPN112 [PDF 46KB]

07/12/04

Corrections to EPN110 and EPN111

EPN111 [PDF 17KB]

26/10/04

Salary sacrifice: impact on pension benefits

EPN110 [PDF 67KB]

19/10/04

Scheme amendments

EPN108 [PDF 53KB]

11/10/04

1) Staff Secondments
2) Transfers to employment in the EU and co-ordinated organisations

EPN104 [PDF 28KB] 23/08/04 Compensation terms for redundancy 
EPN99 [PDF 42KB]28/04/04 

Pay Delegation : Guidance Note 35 (2004) – Pension Issues

EPN96 [PDF 75KB]

13/04/04

Compulsory Bulk Transfers of Staff – Employer Responsibilities

EPN94 [PDF 17KB]

13/04/04

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)

EPN91 [PDF 20KB]

12/03/04

Combined annual benefit statements

EPN82 [PDF 26KB]

15/12/03

Pensions impact on payroll contracts

EPN77 [PDF 23KB]

19/09/03

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLCs)

EPN71 [PDF 69KB]

21/07/03

Retrospective admission of part-timers to the PCSPS

EPN70 [PDF 20KB]

14/07/03

Purchase of Added Years by periodical contributions – effect of changes to conditioned hours

EPN69 [PDF 39KB]

10/07/03

Medical Advice Contract

EPN49 [PDF 23KB]

27/02/03

Prompt payment of pension awards

EPN47 [PDF 25KB]

20/02/03

Rule changes to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, and the Civil Service Voluntary Contribution Scheme

EPN43 [PDF 41KB]

3/2/03

Call Out of Armed Forces Reservists
Corrigendum

EPN39 [PDF 39KB]

18/12/02

1.) Sick pay at pension rate
2.) The permitted maximum (earnings cap)

EPN36 [PDF 25KB]

21/11/02

New Entrants Starter Packs – Reports

EPN15 [PDF 46KB]

6/8/02

Calculation of contributions under the classic plus & premium schemes & the partnership pension account.

EPN8 [PDF 26KB]  

27/5/02 Partnership pension account; impact on payroll                                            Appendix 1 to Annex B Partnership payment schedule