Countdown bulletin 40 – December 2018

20 December 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 individuals contracted out pension rights are secured correctly.

Countdown bulletin 40 – December 2018 has updates on:

·         Scheme Financial Reconciliation update

·         Contributions Equivalent Premium (CEP) guidance after 5 April 2016

·         Shared Workspace issue

·         Clerical Scheme Reconciliation Service queries

·         Scheme Reconciliation Service stalemate queries


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