Date posted: 27/09/2019


  • Pension leads
  • Payroll managers
  • HR managers
  • Interface contacts


This EPN details changes to the Data Validation Report (DVR) used for the reporting of Data Validation Failures (DVFs). This is for employers who submit a standard and manual interface (spreadsheet).


  • Please familiarise yourself with the new and improved DVR, as a matter of urgency.
  • Please take note that you must respond to your DVR (interface errors and warnings) in month.


  • From 27 September 2019


Following a review of the DVR, from 27 September, DVRs issued by the Scheme Administrator will include the following (new) features.

  • Fields that are missing data, or holding incorrect data will be highlighted in red
  • A hints and tips column (to support the resolution of DVFs)

These changes form part of our programme of continuous improvement. We expect them to deliver greater efficiencies in the interface process by making it quicker and easier for you to complete and return your monthly DVR and identify repeat DVF trends.  

We have already piloted these improvements with some employers, using a small number of interfaces, and have received very positive feedback. 

Support available to you

If you have an issue with your monthly interface, the Scheme Administrator can offer you guidance and support.  Please contact your Interface Analyst at:      


If you have a question about the distribution of EPNs or you need to receive them in a different format contact

You can find electronic copies of the Employers’ Pension Guide, all current EPNs and forms on our website under ‘Employers’.

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 at:

27 September 2019
Last updated:
24 April 2023