LGA COVID-19 Survey and Guidance from TP

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COVID-19 Survey |  Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Local Authorities’ Administration of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)

We have published the report of the survey that was sent to all local authorities (LAs) in England and Wales on 26 March to find out whether the restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak were impacting on LAs in their administration of the TPS.

Thank you very much to those LAs that completed the survey. The positive response to the survey showed LAs’ confidence in meeting their TPS statutory responsibilities during the restrictions.

As the survey was issued soon after LAs moved to remote working, the LGA will be re-issuing the survey at the beginning of May to obtain an update, which we will discuss with LAs at TPLAAG meetings in May. If you did not complete the March survey, please look out for the survey in May.

TP COVID-19 Guidance

TP has published guidance on the TP website for employers and members to explain how some of the government’s COVID-19 support measures, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, may affect membership of the TPS.