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How to become a West Midlands Pension Fund employer

To become a WMPF employer you will need to be a body listed in Schedule 2 of the LGPS Regulations 2013.

Organisations such as; county councils, district councils, academies and further and higher education corporations are named in the LGPS regulations as scheme employers and automatically participate in the scheme.

Administering authorities can admit organisations that are not automatically scheme employers but who satisfy certain other conditions. These are called 'admission bodies'.

Admission bodies fall into two main categories:

  • A body that has a community of interest with local government employers. It is a 'not for profit' organisation and is admitted to the Fund by way of an admission agreement.
  • A company that has taken on work on behalf of a scheme employer by means of a contract or other arrangement and is admitted to the Fund by way of an admission agreement.

Employees of an admission body can join the LGPS if the admission agreement allows it.

The Pensions Administration Strategy and Employer Engagement Roadmap set out both scheme employer and Fund roles and responsibilities, performance expectations and escalation procedures amongst other items. For further information please find both resources in our Corporate Information section. 

You can learn more by visiting our admission body page.

If you are a school and are considering converting to an academy, please visit our Academies page.

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