Two vacancies have arisen on the Essex Pension Fund Advisory Board for Scheme Member representatives.

21 Jun 2019

The LGPS (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduced some further changes to the scheme concerning when deferred benefits can be taken, pre- April 2014 AVC contracts, expansion of the underpin and survivor benefits for same sex spouses and civil partners.

09 Apr 2019

The Fund has issued a press release on climate change.

14 Nov 2018

Essex County Council has been announced as the host authority for the ACCESS Support Unit (ASU) and the recruitment process for the Programme Director has commenced.

28 Aug 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES AFFECTING THE EARLIEST DATE DEFERRED MEMBERS CAN DRAW THEIR PENSION FROM The LGPS regulations have been amended from 14 May 2018 and this has changed the rules around the early payment of deferred pensions for members who left the scheme before 1 April 2014.

01 Jun 2018

GDPR is a new set of European Union (EU) regulations which come into force on 25 May 2018. They change how organisations process and handle data, with the key aim of giving greater protection and rights to individuals.

25 May 2018

A vacancy has risen on the Essex Pension Fund Advisory Board for a Scheme Member representative.

12 Mar 2018

There has been recent media coverage of the extent to which the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has invests in fossil fuels. As at September 2017 the £6.3bn Essex Pension Fund had under 3% invested in fossil fuels. Essex Pension Fund has issued the following statement.

22 Nov 2017

Pensions Age Awards 2017 Winner Pension Administration Award 2017

20 Mar 2017

2015 Annual Benefit Statement notice to scheme members

15 Sep 2015

The Essex Pension Fund was named as the Public Sector Scheme of the Year at a prestigious awards event last night (Tuesday).

23 May 2015

We have recently been contacted by some members of the public who have received calls inviting them to invest in Christmas Trees.

02 Apr 2015

Building upon its record of success, the Essex Pension Fund (LGPS) wishes to appoint an independent investment adviser to advise its Investment Steering Committee (ISC)

24 Mar 2015

Last November the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced there were to be major changes to how pension scheme savers can access their pension benefits.

12 Mar 2015

The Essex Pension Fund has been named as the “Defined Benefit Pension Scheme of the Year” at a prestigious awards event.

09 Mar 2015

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis has been told of a pension fund’s “serious concerns” over delays to a consultation on new governance regulations.

28 May 2014

From 1st April 2014 your pension will build up in a different way.

01 Apr 2014

HM Treasury have now issued the annual pension increase order to apply to public service pensions.

03 Mar 2014

For the attention of employers within the Essex Pension Fund who are eligible to both nominate and vote for, candidates for the position of Smaller Employers Representative (SER) on the Essex Pension Fund Board.

12 Feb 2014

Essex Pension Fund has picked up the prize for Fund of the Year (Above £2 Billion) at the 20th Anniversary LGC Investment Awards, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

19 Dec 2013

The 2012/13 Essex Pension Fund Annual Report has now been published to the website.

02 Dec 2013

Today the scheme member website was relaunched.

18 Nov 2013

For active members of the LGPS there are provisions for increasing your retirement lump sum ...

10 Jul 2013

Work on finalising the shape of the new-look LGPS from April 2014 continues...

04 Jul 2013

Since 1 April 2014 it has been possible to pay additional contributions to buy up to £6500 additional pension per year.

27 Jun 2004