Date posted: 03/04/2004

Issue: Employer responsibilities for the handling of pension rights when staff move, on a compulsory basis, with their work.

This Notice will be of particular interest to:

  • HR staff involved in business transfers or machinery of government moves involving compulsory transfers

Actions: To note:-

  • employer responsibilities,
  • communication routes, and
  • timeliness of actions.

Timing: Immediate

Reference: EPN72

Purpose: The purpose of this EPN is to provide information on the pension implications for the compulsory transfer of staff into and out of the civil service.

The attached pages should be inserted in the Employers’ pension guide as a new section on Bulk Transfers, in Section 12.


Enquiries about content:

Employer Helpdesk

01256 846414

Enquiries about distribution of EPNs:

Judith Hornby

01256 846201


3 April 2004
Last updated:
24 April 2023