Countdown bulletin 38 – November 2018

04 November 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 contracted out pension rights for individuals are secured correctly.


Countdown bulletin 38 contains updates on:

  • Scheme Reconciliation Service (SRS) stalemate queries

  • Phase 7 automated rerun plan

  • Scheme financial reconciliation

  • Contribution adjustment action

  • Requests for SRS data

  • Scheme cessation


All previous editions of the Countdown Bulletin are available on GOV.UK.