The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is a public body established by the Pensions Act 2004 to make sure that pension schemes within the UK are run properly and can provide secure benefits for their members upon retirement. TPR has powers to "educate, enable, and enforce", and is responsible for promoting good scheme administration. The Regulator is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
TPR's oversight of public service pension schemes, including the Firefighters' Pension Schemes, was introduced by schedule 4 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.
While there are a wide range of resources available on the TPR website, we have highlighted some of the most relevant in the table below.
Anyone involved in the governance and administration of FPS can sign up to use the Public Service toolkit to learn about managing public service pension schemes and to increase their knowledge and understanding.
|A quick guide to measuring your data (PDF, 3 pages, 418kb)||A quick guide to what data needs to be measured, how to do it, and how to calculate common and key scheme-specific (conditional) data scores.||November 2017|
|A quick guide to improving your data (PDF, 6 pages, 45kb)||A quick guide to data review and improvement plans.||September 2017|
|A quick guide to record keeping (PDF, 4 pages, 85kb)||A quick guide to why scheme record-keeping is so important and steps to take to make sure records are complete and accurate.||November 2016|
|A quick guide to information that must be provided to TPR (PDF, 3 pages, 86kb)||A quick guide outlining the kind of information that must be provided and why, as well as some best practice tips.||June 2016|
|An essential guide to issuing ABS (PDF, 14 pages, 154kb)||An essential guide to issuing annual benefit statements.||March 2016|
|ABS checklist (PDF, 2 pages, 29kb)||Checklist: preparing annual benefit statements for public service pension schemes.||March 2016|
|Compliance and enforcement policy (PDF, 23 pages, 137kb)||Policy setting out TPR's approach to compliance and enforcement in relation to public service pension schemes.||June 2015|
|Code of practice 14 (PDF, 67 pages, 410kb)||Code of practice no. 14. Governance and administration of public service pension schemes.||April 2015|
|Regulatory strategy (PDF, 13 pages, 103kb)||TPR's approach to regulating public service pension schemes in line with their statutory objectives.||January 2015|
|A quick guide for public service pension board members (PDF, 4 pages, 63kb)||A quick guide to the role of being a member of a public service pension board.||July 2014|
|A quick guide to public service pension boards (PDF, 4 pages, 84kb)||A quick guide to the role of the pension boards that oversee public service schemes.||July 2014|