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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Pension Administration



From Oct 29, 2018 to Oct 31 2018

Course Duration:

3 day residential


Toorak Hotel, Chesnut Avenue, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JS


This course is for staff in County Councils who deal with pension matters and for Unitary/District Council personnel who perform a liaison function with the County Council 'Administering Authority' and deal with pensions in their own authority. It is also suitable for pension staff from other public bodies, subject to the Local Government Pension Scheme


This course provides participants with a general knowledge of the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the method of calculation of the range of scheme benefits by the use of practical examples. The course also examines the role of central government in the development of the Local Government Pension Scheme


  • The pensions choice
  • Statutory basis of LGPS, membership criteria and entitlements
  • Contributions and the pension fund
  • In-scheme Additional Voluntary Contributions
  • Benefits upon retirement, early leavers' benefits and death benefits
  • Transfer of pension rights
  • Payment of pensions
  • Redundancy and compensation
  • New developments and the national scene
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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:

"Excellent range of content"

"Good varied presentations with good practical demonstrations"

Member Organisations:  £650

Non-Member Organisations:  £695

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

To gain maximum advantage from this course, attendees require a minimum of 6 months relevant experience as they may struggle if they do not have this.


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