Date posted: 14/07/2021


  • Pension leads
  • HR directors
  • HR managers
  • Payroll managers
  • Exit/Redundancy managers


This is an update to EPN632 - Cessation of easements and revised process for accepting documents, certificates and wet signatures.

  • Following feedback from employers, the Scheme Manager has provided further clarity on lockdown restrictions across the UK.
  • Easements will not end on 19 July to coincide with the ending of lockdown restrictions in England.
  • All easements set out in EPN602 will remain in place until at least 31 August 2021.
  • This will be reviewed near to 31 August, to understand UK wide restrictions.


No action is required, this is for information only.


We will keep this under constant review, aiming to lift easements on 31 August 2021 in line with EPN632.


If you have any questions on the ending of easements please contact

If you have a question about the distribution of EPNs, or would like to receive them in a different format, please contact

You can find electronic copies of the Employer Pension Guide, all current EPNs and forms in the Employer section of the Civil Service Pensions website.

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

Members can find information about their pension by visiting the member's section.

14 July 2021
Last updated:
24 April 2023