Countdown bulletin for October published

02 October 2017

These monthly bulletins provide guidance and updates to pension scheme administrators about the ending of contracting-out - part of the new State Pension which was brought in on 6 April 2016.

The countdown bulletins are produced by the National Insurance Services to Pensions Industry (NISPI).

Scheme Reconciliation Service (SRS) – late expressions of interest

In August 2016 NISPI informed us that HMRC will no longer accept late expressions of interest to register for SRS. Since then the position has been monitored and in exceptional circumstances late expressions of interest will now be accepted. For further details see countdown bulletin 28 – October issue, which also includes updates on

  • State Scheme Premium Payments (SSPs) 

  • Scheme Reconciliation re-run requests 

  • Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) calculations


Previous editions of the countdown bulletin are available on GOV.UK.