Latest Countdown Bulletin published

31 July 2019

The latest Countdown Bulletin provides important guidance and updates to pension scheme administrators about the end of contracting-out.

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 47 has updates on:


  • Scheme Financial billing exercise

  • Scheme Financial refund exercise

  • Returned cheques


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