Countdown bulletin 42

13 February 2019

This publication provides important guidance and updates to pension scheme administrators about the end of contracting-out and includes information about deficit schemes and surplus schemes.


Although contracting-out came to an end in April 2016, schemes are still submitting termination and transfer notices with end dates on or after 6 April 2016.


The National Insurance Services to Pensions Industry (NISPI) countdown bulletins provide additional guidance for pension scheme administrators to enable them to make sure all individuals contracted out pension rights are secured correctly.


Countdown bulletin 42 – February 2019 includes further important information and dates on scheme financial reconciliation.


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