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EPN413 - 2015 Pensions Changes - Employer Readiness Check Self-Assessment 4

Audience:

This notice will be of interest to:

  • HR Managers; and
  • Pension Leads

Action:

Complete the Employer Readiness Self-Assessment  and return it to 2015employers@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by 20 January 2015.

Timing:

Immediate

Employer Readiness Self-Assessment

  1. Please complete the Employer Readiness Check Self-Assessment at Annex A and return it to us by 20 January 2015. 
  2. This Self-Assessment asks you to share with us your plans and to give a commentary on those plans. In the Self-Assessment you need to give us a detailed report on your planned activities to achieve implementation by 1 April 2015. You should not repeat the rules set out in the Employer Impact documents. We will return any Self-Assessments that do not give a detailed commentary to your HR or Finance Director (who must sign off the return). 
  3. It is important that you fully engage with the Self-Assessment process, as you must be ready to administer alpha on 1 April 2015. This date is immovable as alpha is a legislative change. The consequence for you if you are not ready is that you will not be compliant. The Self-Assessment process provides us with key information about your progress and allows us to tailor any support to help you meet your alpha roles and responsibilities. If you do not openly and fully engage with the process we are unable to offer you the right support.  

Contact

If you have a question about the distribution of EPNs or you need to receive them in a different format contact employerpensionnotice@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

You can find electronic copies of the Employer Pension Guide, all current EPNs and forms on our website.

This notice is for employers and should not be issued to scheme members.

If members have a question about their pension they can find information on this website or by contacting your Pension Service Centre.