A message from Jody Evans, Interim Director for Essex Pension Fund
Budget 2020 – Changes to Tapered Annual Allowance
The Chancellor has announced changes to the tapered annual allowance that will take effect from 6 April 2020.
Update on McCloud
An overview of the current position.
Employer Consultation into the Funding Strategy Statement
As part of the valuation cycle the Essex Pension Fund is required to review the Funding Strategy Statement and consult with all relevant interested parties involved with the Fund.
Annual Return Workshops 2020
Open to all scheme employers - book your place on this year's workshop now
Member and Employer Surveys - Deadline Extended
Don't miss your chance to have your say! Deadline for both surveys has been extended to 31 January 2020.
Member and Employer Surveys Now Open
Your opportunity to have your say on the service that we provide.
Annual Allowance (AA) Guide for LGPS Members
Further guidance on Annual Allowance (AA) for members of the LGPS who have recently received a Pension Saving Statement (PSS) from the Essex Pension Fund.
Updated Statement on ISS Consultation
The Fund has issued an updated statement on the review of its Investment Strategy Statement (ISS).
Essex Pension Fund Wins Scheme Governance Award
Essex Pension Fund Wins 'Scheme Governance Award' at the LAPF Investments Awards 2019
Your Local Pension Board Needs You - June 2019
Two vacancies have arisen on the Essex Pension Fund Advisory Board for Scheme Member representatives.
Important changes as a result of the LGPS (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018
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.
The Fund has issued a press release on climate change.
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.
Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) survey on Local Pension Boards
Consultation on Draft Investment Strategy Statement - Deadline Extended
LGPS Arrangements for Academies April 2017 (1)
Consultation on Draft Investment Strategy Statement
Fund Information Released
Essex Pension Fund wins the Pensions Age Pension Administration Award 2017
Pensions Age Awards 2017 Winner Pension Administration Award 2017
Pooling for Scheme Members
Pooling for Employers - Investments
Annual Benefit Statement Note
2015 Annual Benefit Statement notice to scheme members
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).
Your Local Pension Board Needs You
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...
Additional Pension Contributions (APCs)
Since 1 April 2014 it has been possible to pay additional contributions to buy up to £6500 additional pension per year.