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Admission Body

Following the consultation of the 2019 Funding Strategy Statement (FSS), the Fund's policy in respect of accepting new admission body applications from 1st April 2019 has now changed. The default arrangement is for all new admission bodies to pay the same primary contribution rate as the guarantor employer, preventing the requirement of an actuarial assessment upon commencement and termination.

LGPS Regulations Definition

An administering authority may make an admission agreement with:

  1. a body which provides a public service in the United Kingdom otherwise than for the purposes of gain and has sufficient links with a scheme employer for the body and the scheme employer to be regarded as having a community of interest, whether because the operations of the body are dependent on the operations of the scheme employer or otherwise, or
  2. a body to the funds of which any scheme employer contributes, or
  3. a body which provides or will provide a service or assets in connection with the exercise of a function of a scheme employer as a result of:
    • the transfer of the service or assets by means of a contract or other arrangement.

Information required by us to process an admission body application:

  • Completion of Fund questionnaire (currently under review)

Joiner Data File

This is the bulk file layout for staff transferring (updated February 2016).

pdf icon Bulk data transfer (Feb 2016) [218kb]

For an organisation to be an admission body, and admission agreement is signed and sealed by the outsourcing scheme employer, the West Midlands Pension Fund, and the organisation that has applied for the admission body status.

The application cannot be processed without all of the required documentation.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been produced by the local government association setting out the relationship with LGPS Employers. For further information relating to the Fund's management of data in line with GDPR and DPA 2019, please visit

Please forward your application and relevant documents to

If you have not received further details from the Fund within 10 working days please contact the Employer Relationship Team.

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