Annual Benefit Statement 2019 survey

A little later than anticipated, we are pleased to launch this year’s survey of the ABS process, developed in collaboration with the SAB Local Pension Board effectiveness committee.

The survey was extended last year to invite administrators to submit responses, and while the 2018 web-based version gave more flexibility to response options, there were issues around the clarity and wording of the questions, particularly for measuring internal controls, and issuing the same question set to both FRAs and administrators skewed the results in some areas. The 2018 research report was published in April 2019.

Taking into account feedback and learning from previous years, we have revised the question sets and have developed separate surveys for the FRA and administrator to complete. We welcome one reply from each FRA, and for administrators with multiple FRA clients, a completed survey per authority.

To ease the burden on those administrators, a third, shorter version of the survey has been provided, with the intention that they will complete a full survey for the first FRA and the reduced version for each subsequent submission.

FRA (employer) survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ABS_2019_SURVEY_FRA

Administrator survey for single, or first of multiple FRAs https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ABS_2019_SURVEY_ADMIN

Administrator survey for subsequent multiple FRAs https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ABS_2019_SURVEY_ADMIN_PLUS

We would be grateful for your responses by 10 January 2020. If you require any further information or clarification on the surveys, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training survey 2019

Between 31 May and 31 July 2019, FPS stakeholders were invited to take part in a web-based survey on the current and future training provision offered by the LGA Bluelight team, to ensure that the LGA training offer remains relevant and that the statutory levy provides value for money.

During that time a total of 51 responses were received from across a wide range of FPS stakeholders in England, Wales, and Scotland.

Having collated and analysed the responses, we are pleased to present the final research report, which will be used to inform our training plan for 2020.

The LGA would like to thank all those that were able to submit a response for their participation in the survey, and for continuing to support the work of the Bluelight team.

Annual Benefit Statement 2018 survey

Between 28 September and 14 November 2018, FPS stakeholders were invited to participate in a web-based survey to measure the success of the ABS process for 2018.

During the survey period 42 completed responses were received in respect of 31 of the 47 FRAs in England and Wales, equating to an overall response rate of 66%. The results of the survey have now been collated and analysed, and we are pleased to present the final research report.

The survey will be run on an annual basis following the end of each ABS cycle, with planned improvements for 2019 including separate web-based surveys for administrators and FRAs.

The LPB Effectiveness Committee would like to thank all parties that were able to submit a response for their participation in the survey, and for continuing to support the work of the SAB. The recommendations within the report will now be taken forward with the support of the Committee and the SAB.

Local Pension Board survey 2017

 

Between 28 November 2017 and 26 January 2018, FRAs and their Local Pension Boards (LPBs) were invited to participate in a web-based survey to monitor the progress of LPBs since their establishment in legislation. The survey was designed to measure the engagement and compliance of boards, and to establish where targeted support could be offered to assist local boards.

During the survey period 37 total responses were received from 32 of the 44 LPBs, equating to an overall response rate of almost 73%. The results of the survey have now been collated and analysed, and we are pleased to present the final research report.

The LPB Effectiveness Committee would like to thank all boards that were able to submit a response for their participation in the survey, and for continuing to support the work of the SAB. The recommendations within the report will now be taken forward with the support of the Committee and the SAB. In the first instance, the SAB secretariat kindly requests that any missing or revised Terms of Reference are submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion on the Local Pension Boards page.