Countdown bulletin 34 – May 2018

31 May 2018

This publication provides important guidance and information to pension scheme administrators about the end of contracting-out, which although came to an end in April 2016 schemes are still submitting termination and transfer notices with end dates on or after 6 April 2016.

These bulletins provide important updates for pension scheme administrators to enable them to make sure all individual’s contracted out pension rights are secured correctly.

Countdown bulletin 34 includes updates on:

  • Automation of scheme cessation files

  • New automated solution - change of responsible paying authority/buy out

  • Not in scheme Contributions Equivalent Premium

  • Automation file submissions

  • State Scheme Premium payments

Previous editions of the Countdown Bulletin are also available on GOV.UK.