UK - The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has chosen the £4.6bn West Yorkshire Pension Fund as local government pension scheme (LGPS) administrator for its Early Years service.
At the beginning of September, the Care Standards Act 2000 transferred responsibility for the registration, regulation and inspection of childcare providers from local authorities round the UK to Ofsted.
Transferring staff at Ofsted had the choice of either moving to the principal civil service pension scheme (PCSPS) or keeping their pension with the LGPS.
After looking at the options available for running the LGPS for staff who wanted to stay within it, Ofsted decided to settle on one administrator to provide a national service.
WYPF’s selection by Ofsted follows on from the fund’s selection by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) to provide a similar national LGPS administration service.
By Janet Du Chenne