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.
Essex announced as host authority for the ACCESS Support Unit and recruitment begins for a Programme Director
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.
Important Changes Affecting Earliest Date Deferred Members Can Draw Pension From
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.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – May 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.
Your Local Pension Board Needs You - March 2018
A vacancy has risen on the Essex Pension Fund Advisory Board for a Scheme Member representative.
Fossil fuel investments
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.
Essex Pension Fund wins the Pensions Age Pension Administration Award 2017
Pensions Age Awards 2017 Winner Pension Administration Award 2017
Essex Pension Fund scoops prestigious award
The Essex Pension Fund was named as the Public Sector Scheme of the Year at a prestigious awards event last night (Tuesday).
Cold Calls, Investment In Christmas Trees
We have recently been contacted by some members of the public who have received calls inviting them to invest in Christmas Trees.
Independent Investment Adviser vacancy
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)
Pension Flexibility and the LGPS
Last November the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced there were to be major changes to how pension scheme savers can access their pension benefits.
Further award for the Essex Pension Fund
The Essex Pension Fund has been named as the “Defined Benefit Pension Scheme of the Year” at a prestigious awards event.
Pension fund Chairman raises concern over consultation delays
Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis has been told of a pension fund’s “serious concerns” over delays to a consultation on new governance regulations.
LGPS 2014 - what's new?
From 1st April 2014 your pension will build up in a different way.
Pension increase update
HM Treasury have now issued the annual pension increase order to apply to public service pensions.
Smaller Employer Representative
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.
Fund wins investment award
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.
EPF Annual Report now available
The 2012/13 Essex Pension Fund Annual Report has now been published to the website.
LGPS 2014 website relaunched
Today the scheme member website www.lgps2014.org was relaunched.
Essex Pension Fund appoints Prudential as new AVC co-provider
For active members of the LGPS there are provisions for increasing your retirement lump sum ...
LGPS - further consultations issued
Work on finalising the shape of the new-look LGPS from April 2014 continues...