We rely on you as the employer for your data and contribution submissions for the scheme to work. Likewise, when a member’s circumstances change, we can’t do anything until we’ve received your official notification.

The following is a quick reference guide to key deadlines:

i-Connect submission

19th of the month following the calendar month the data relates to. For example, November’s submission should be received by 19 December.

Monthly contribution return (CR1)

19th of the month following the calendar month the contributions relate to.

Starters and changes (for employer's yet to implement i-Connect)

One month from date of event or change. Applies to our S1, C1, and C2 notification forms.

Leaver forms

One month from date of leaving for those under 55, or within one week of finalising the member's last pay for ill health retirements and those over 55. Within three working days in the event of a death in service.

Appeal decisions

Two months from receipt of the appeal from the member.

Year end return (for employers yet to implement i-Connect)

19 April: The scheme year runs 1 April to 31 March.

Employee contribution rate review

1 April: Each scheme member's employee contributions rate must be reviewed yearly, but as a scheme employer you have the discretion to review the employee's rate at other times during the year.

See our information on employee contribution rates.