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EPN414 - 2015 Pensions Changes - Implementation date of alpha

Audience:

This notice will be of interest to:

  • HR Managers; and
  • Pension Leads

Action:

To note the message in the EPN

Timing:

Immediate

The 2015 New Pension Implementation Programme has learned that some Employers have assumed the implementation date for alpha will move. This EPN is to remind you that the alpha changes are legislative. This means the 1 April 2015 implementation date will not change, and is not negotiable. All Civil Service Pension Employers must continue to work towards having their IT and business processes ready to support the administration of alpha from 1 April 2015. If you are not ready, MyCSP will not be able to administer alpha, and your failure will be seen at Ministerial level. The Employer Engagement Leads will continue to support you to be ready by this date.

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.