An organisation becomes an admission body as a result of:
- Securing a contract to provide a service or function from an employer which participates in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and involves the transfer via TUPE of LGPS eligible staff.
- Where they provide a public service and have sufficient links to a currently LGPS employer to be regarded as having a 'community of interest'.
In both cases, their admission is subject to:
- employing staff eligible for the LGPS
- applying for admission body status
- a report being commissioned from our fund actuary
- an admission agreement being signed by the contractor, the original employer and the administering authority of the pension fund
In this section you’ll find information for employers outsourcing a service or function to an external provider and also those who are taking on an outsourced service or function. It includes details on:
- how an employer becomes an admission body to maintain LGPS membership for eligible transferring employees, (including the steps to take for outsourcing employers and their successful contractor)
- protecting employees’ pension rights
- risk sharing arrangements between the outsourcing employer and their new contractor, and
- what happens when a contract comes to an end
There’s also our initial admission body enquiry form for the outsourcing employer or the new contractor to notify us about arrangements.