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Technical guidance

Information you need to administer the NHS Pension Scheme on behalf of your members.

For a broad overview of the administrative tasks you need to perform, read our quick start guide (PDF: 486KB).

It's aimed at employers who have recently been accepted as Employing Authorities of the NHS Pension Scheme and for new pension professionals responsible for the administration.

It's important that you keep us up to date with any changes to contact names, emails and addresses at your organisation. 

If anything changes, use the employer organisation contact details form (Word: 304KB) to let us know.

The NHS Pension Scheme useful dates (PDF: 146KB) document sets out the key dates throughout the history of the NHS Pension Scheme. The terms used in this document were the terms used at the time and may differ to current terms.

Employer newsletter

You can keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to the monthly employer newsletter.

The main contacts for each organisation receive this automatically to the email address we hold on our records.

If you are not the main pensions contact and would like to receive the newsletter, email nhsbsa.stakeholderengagement@nhs.net with your name, organisation and email address. 

To help us evaluate our services, we may contact you from time to time to invite you to share your views.

Your details will not be shared with any third parties.

You can request an archived newsletter. Check the Employer Newsletter article titles (2006 to present) (PDF: 674KB) list and email nhsbsa.stakeholderengagement@nhs.net stating the newsletter you require and the reason for this.

Recent employer newsletters

We have employer newsletters from the past 12 months:

Employer Newsletter - August 2019 (PDF: 372KB)Employer Newsletter 18 - July 2019 (PDF 285KB)Employer Newsletter 17 - June 2019 (268KB)Employer Newsletter 16 - May 2019 (PDF: 288KB)Employer Newsletter 15 - April 2019 (PDF: 249KB)Employer Newsletter 14 - March 2019 (PDF: 554KB)Employer Newsletter 13 - February 2019 (PDF: 193KB)Employer Newsletter 12 - January 2019 (PDF 325KB)Employer Newsletter 11 - December 2018 (PDF: 322KB)Employer Newsletter 10 - November 2018 (PDF: 416KB)Employer Newsletter 9 - October 2018 (PDF: 253KB)Employer Newsletter 8 - September 2018 (PDF: 279KB)

Disclosure of senior managers' remuneration (Greenbury)

All requests for disclosure information must be received by NHS Pensions between 7 January 2019 and 28 February 2019.

This will allow us to provide you with the necessary disclosure information by 1 April 2019, which will allow you more time to prepare and submit your draft accounts by 24 April 2019.

 

We are not able to guarantee that requests or queries received after 28 February 2019 will be dealt with by 1 April 2019.

 

Disclosure of Senior Managers' Remuneration (Greenbury) 2019 (PDF 419 KB)

 

Visit our Pensions Online page for a guide for Greenbury.

 

If you're a CCG, visit our information for practitioner, locum and non-GP page to read the pension status factsheet.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

Retirement

The different types of retirement options for members of the NHS Pension Scheme.

Pay and contributions

Employer information on membership, contributions and pay

Joiners

Information about eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme and what actions employers need to take

Options on leaving the Scheme

Options available to members to leave the Scheme and what you need to do.

Family benefits and life assurance

Information about family benefits and life assurance.

Tax information

Information about the Finance Act, Annual Allowance and tax charges that may apply to a member’s NHS Pension.

Increasing benefits

Information about the options that exist within the Scheme for a member to increase their NHS Pension

Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership

Information about how an NHS Pension is affected if a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership happens.

Transferring in

Information about the rules and criteria surrounding transfers in to the NHS Pension Scheme

Membership

Find out how to manage a member’s record.