From this page employers can access the latest and previously issued GP Newsletters.

2021/22

GP Newsletter Q4 2021-22

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Your HSC Pension after 1 April 2022
  • Department of Health – Amendment to member contribution rates – delayed
  • Public Service Scheme Members with Fixed or Enhanced Protection
  • Payment on Account (POA) 22/23
  • Lifetime Allowance to 2025-26
  • Annual Allowance (AA) & Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) 2020-21 Principal GPs
  • Annual Allowance (AA) & Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) 2020-21 Assistant GPs
  • GP Locum – “10 week rule” suspension extended to 30/09/2022
  • Contact Us

GP Newsletter Q3 2021-22

This newsletter contains information about :

  • The Coronavirus Act & the end of Temporary Suspensions for Retire & Return
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2020-21
  • GP Individual Responsibility for completion of HSC Pension Service Scheme Forms – Administration of Scheme Membership
  • Registering for Member Self-Service (MSS)
  • Gp’s Retiring
  • Self-Assessments
  • Email Queries
  • Department of Health Consultations
  • Contact Us

GP Newsletter Q2 2021-22

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Update on Government Changes to Public Pension Schemes
  • Administration of Scheme Membership
  • Payment on Account (POA)
  • Employers Pension Contributions – HSCB Funding
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2020/21
  • Self-Assessment of Pensionable Earnings 2020/21 for Assistance GPs/OOH/GPs
  • Annual Benefit Statement 20 (ABS) & Annual Allowance 20 (AA) for Principal GPs
  • Email – gpcertificates@hscni.net
  • Contact Us

GP Newsletter Q1 2021-22

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Update on Government Changes to Public Pension Schemes
  • Annual Allowance (AA) & Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) 2019-20 – Principal GPs
  • Member Self Service (MSS)
  • Annual Allowance (AA) & Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) 2019-20 – Assistant GPs
  • GP’s Retiring
  • Life Time Allowance (LTA
  • Contact Us

2020/21

GP Newsletter Q4 2020-21

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Update on Government Changes to Public Pension Schemes
  • Lifetime Allowance from 2021-2022 to 2025/2026
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2019/20
  • Timeline for completion of various pension related processes for Principal GP’s
  • GP Individual Responsibility for completion of HSC Pension Service Scheme Forms
  • Timeline for completion of various pension related processes for Salaried GP’s/Stand-alone OOH GP’s
  • Financial Advisers
  • 2021/22 Preparation
  • 2021 Census
  • Contact Us

GP Newletter Q3 2020-21

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Update on McCloud Case
  • HMRC – Fraud/Scam Alerts
  • GP Individual Responsibilty for completion of HSC Pension Service Scheme Forms – Administration of Scheme Membership
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2019/20
  • Email Distribution
  • Locum GP’s working in Covid Centres
  • And Finally
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q2 2020-21

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Public Service Pension Scheme Consultation
  • Employer’s Pension Contributions – HSCB Funding
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2019/20
  • Self-Assessment of Pensionable Earnings 2019/20 for Assistant GPs/Locum GPs/OOH GPs
  • Annual Benefit Statement 19 (ABS) & Annual Allowance 19 (AA) for Principal GPs
  • Administration of Scheme Membership
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q1 2020-21

This newsletter contains information about :

  • COVID – 19
  • Newsletters
  • GP Locum – Temporary Extension of the ’10 Week Rule’
  • HSCB Funding – POA & HSCB Funding Control Return
  • Annual Benefit Statement (ABS) 18/19 & Annual Allowance (AA) 18/19
  • Annual Statement of Pensionable Profit 2018/19
  • BACS Transactions for Underpaid Contributions
  • BSO Shared Services – Payroll Function & PBR (Pension Band Review)
  • Opting Out & In of HSC Pension Scheme Membership
  • Delivering through the Pandemic
  • Contact US

2019/20

GP Newsletter Q3 2019-20

This newsletter contains information about :

  • GP’s Responsibility to share Earnings information – Principal & Assistant Posts
  • 2018/19 Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • 2017/18 Annual Benefit Statement & Annual Allowance Information
  • Scheme Pays – Estimating & Revising Scheme Pays Election (SPE2)
  • GP’s Working in Federations
  • FPPS – S/A for Salaried GP – Employer Contributions from 18/19 onwards
  • Opting in & out across different employments
  • Life Assurance – the effect of opting out of the scheme
  • SS14 – Start of Pensionable Employment
  • Financial Advice
  • Inclusion of Pension Scheme Registry Numbers & Employer Pension Scheme Reference Number – Auto Enrolment
  • Notification of changes to personal details
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q2 2019-20

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Statement on the McCloud Judgement
  • 17/18 Summary of Process of Work for Principal GPs
  • Member Self Service (MSS)
  • Preparation for Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 18/19
  • Update Third Party Authority
  • GPs Working in Federations
  • Opting Out of HSC Pension Scheme
  • Self-Assessment of Tiered Contributions 18/19
  • GP Locums
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q1 2019-20

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Team
  • Scheme Pays Facility – Important Update
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2017/18
  • Annual Benefit (ABS) / Annual Allowance (AA) Statements
  • Change of Address – Inform HSC Pension Service & your Employer
  • Estimate Requests
  • Schedule of Charges
  • GP Locums
  • Salaried GPs
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us

2018/19

GP Newsletter Q4 2018-19

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Consultation on Regulations – Employer’s Contribution Rate
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2017/18
  • Underpayments of Scheme Contributions and Overpaid Seniority Entitlement
  • Self – Assessment 2018/19 for Assistant GPs/Locum GPs
  • Year End 2018/19 and forthcoming year 2019/20
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)/Annual Allowance Statements (AA)
  • Estimate Requests (from members/financial advisers)
  • Scheme Pays Facility
  • Considering retirement? – What to do next
  • Added Years Contracts
  • Pension Liberation
  • Correspondence Addresses
  • HSC Pension Service website
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q3 - 2018-19

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Final Pay Controls – Relevant to GPs as HSC Employers
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2017/18
  • Practitioner Employments
  • Opting out of The Scheme
  • Self – Assessment 2017/18 for Assistant Gps/Locum GPs
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)/Annual Allowance Statements (AA)
  • Estimate Requests from Members
  • Request from Financial Advisers
  • Scheme Pays Facility
  • Underpayment of Scheme Contributions/Overpayment of Seniority
  • Payroll Shared Services – In year reviews and changes to contribution tier
  • HSC Pension Service Website
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q2 - 2018-19

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Practitioner Pensionable Employments
  • Opting Out of the Scheme
  • Annualise Pensionable earnings – 2015 Scheme Membership
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2017/18
  • Self-Assessment 2017/18 for Assistant GPs/Locum GPs
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)/Annual Allowance Statements (AA)
  • ERRBOs
  • HSC Pension Service website
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us

This newsletter contains information about :

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Estimates of Pension Benefits
  • Seniority Amendments 2018/19
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2016/17
  • GP Locums – Form A
  • Assistant (Salaried/Retainee)
  • Assistant Practitioner (Salaried/Retainee/Locum) Self-Assessment 2017/18
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) update
  • Opting out of Scheme and Added Years
  • Changes to Sessional Out of Hours work
  • New SS14 (Joiner Form)
  • Tools and Resources
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us

2017/18

GP Newsletter Q4 - 2017-18

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2016/17
  • Assistant (Salaried/Retainee) – Information now due
  • Payment on Account 2018/19
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) update
  • Tools/Resources available to you
  • GP Locums
  • 3rd Party Requests for Pension Information
  • FAQs
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q3 - 2017-18

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2016/17
  • Assistant (Salaried/Retainee/Locum) – Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016/17
  • Seniority
  • GPs Retirement Process
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)
  • GP Locums
  • FAQ’s
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q2 - 2017-18

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2016/17
  • Salaried/Retainee Gp’s – Change in Process
  • Assistant (Salaried/Retainee/Locum) – Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016/17
  • Contribution Tier for 2015 CARE Membership
  • Seniority
  • GPs Retirement Process
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)
  • HMRC – Annual Allowance & Individual Protection 2016
  • GP Locums
  • SUMDE Monies
  • Joining Forms
  • FAQ’s
  • Correspondence Details
  • Contact Us
GP Newsletter Q1 - 2017-18

This newsletter contains information about :

  • GP Section
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit 2015/16
  • Salaried/Retainee GPs
  • Assistant (Salaried/Retainee/Locum) – Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016/17
  • Contribution Tier for 2015 CARE Membership
  • Seniority
  • GPs Retirement Process
  • Annual Benefit Statement (ABS)
  • Estimated Payment on Account 2017/18 – check if any outstanding
  • HMRC – Annual Allowance & Individual Protection 2016
  • GP Locums
  • SUMDE Monies
  • Joiner Forms
  • Correspondence Details
  • Contact Us

2016/17

GP Newsletter Q4 - 2016-17

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Contribution Tier for 2015 CARE Membership
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)
  • Seniority
  • Payment of Arrears
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Salaried/Retainee GP’s Change in Process
  • Assistant Medical Practitioners – Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016-17
  • Estimated Payment on Account 2017/18
  • HMRC Individual Protection
  • GP Locums
  •  Annual Allowance
  • Correspondence Details
  • Encrypted HSC Emails
  • Schedule of Charges
GP Newsletter Q3 - 2016-17

This newsletter contains information about :

  • HSC Website
  • Choice 2
  • Contribution Tier for 2015 CARE Membership
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • Seniority
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Assistant Medical Practitioners – Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016-17
  • Family Practitioner Payment System (FPPS)/POA
  • Salaried/Retainee GP’s & Assistant Practitioner’s
  • GP Locums
  • Annual Allowance
  • HMRC Changes – LTA Online Service
  • Correspondence Details
  • Encrypted HSC Emails
  • Schedule of Charges
GP Newsletter Q2 - 2016-17

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Contribution Tier for 2015 CARE membership
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • Assistant Medical Practitioners—Self Assessment of Tiered Contributions 2016-17
  • Seniority
  • New Family Practitioner Payment System (FPPS)
  • Payment on Account Forms
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Correspondence Details
  • Salaried/Retainee GP’s & Assistant Practitioner’s
  • GP Locums
  • HMRC Changes—LTA Online Service
  • Annual Allowance
  • Change of Address for submission of scheme forms
  • Encrypted HSC Emails
  • Schedule of Charges
GP Newsletter Q1 - 2016 -17

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Amendment to Calculation of Contribution Tier
  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • New Family Practitioner Payment System (FPPS)
  • Payment on Account Forms
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Correspondence Details
  • Salaried/Retainee GP’s & Assistant Practitioner’s
  • GP Locums
  • HMRC Changes
  • Annual Allowance

2015/16

GP Newsletter – Autumn 2015

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • New FPPS GP Payment System
  • Revising Payment on Account Forms
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Contact Details/Client List
  • Salaried/Retainees GP’s & Assistant Practitioner’s
  • Payment of Arrears
  • SUMDE Monies
  • Locums
  • Practice Mangers Workshops
  • HMRC Changes
GP Newsletter – Spring 2015

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • 2013/14 Non-Submission of Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • Revised Payment on Account Forms
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Contact Details/Client List
  • Salaried/Retainees GP’s & Assistant Practitioner’s
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Locums
  • New GP Payment System
  • Practice Managers Workshops
  • HMRC Changes

2014/15

GP Newsletter – Summer 2014

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • 2014-15 Payment on Account
  • Salaried/Retainee GP’s
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Pension Estimate Requests
  • Practice Managers Workshop
  • HMRC Changes
GP Newsletter – Winter 2014

This newsletter contains information about :

  • Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • 2012/13 Non-Submission of Annual Certificate of pensionable profit
  • Revised Payment on Account forms
  • GP’s Who Retire Mid-Year
  • Contact Details/Client List
  • Salaried/Retainees GP’s & Assistant Practioner’s
  • Payment of Arrears
  • Locums
  • New GP Payment System
  • Practice Managers Workshops
  • HMRC Changes

2013/14

GP Newsletter – Dec 2013

This newsletter contains information about :

  • 2012/13 Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profit
  • Salaried GP Forms
  • 2014/15 Payment on Account Forms
  • 2014/15 Tiered Contribution Rates
  • 2011/12 Annual Certificates of Pensionable Profit
  • GP’s who retire mid year
  • SMS Messaging Service for Accountants/GPs/Practice Managers
  • Contact Details/Client List
  • HMRC Changes
GP Newsletter – Sept 2013

This newsletter contains information about:

  • HMRC Changes to LTA limit
  • HMRC Changes to Annual Allowance
  • Accountant’s Mailing List
  • 09/10 ,10/11 & 11/12 Annual Certificates
GP Newsletter – March 2013

This newsletter contains information about:

  • Employee Contribution Tier Rate 2013/14
  • Accountant’s Mailing List
  • 09/10 ,10/11 & 11/12 Annual Certificates
  • Payment on Account 2013/14
  • Salaried/Retainee GPs & Assistant Practitioners
  • 2011/12 Limited Company Certificate
  • 2013/14 Locum A & B Forms
  • Change of Address

2012/13

GP Newsletter – Dec 2012

This newsletter contains information about:

  •  Accountant Mailing List
  • 09/10 & 10/11 Annual Certificates
  • 11/12 Annual Certificates
  • Assistant Practitioner Self- Assessment Form
  • Salaried GP Process
  • Employee Contribution Tier Rate