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NHS Circulars 2016
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  Link   Circular 2016/11: Issued on 10 October 2016
The purpose of this circular is to: Inform Employers of a new Employers Interactive guide available on the SPPA Website and inform Employers and Members of four new information videos two new quick guides on the SPPA Website.
  Link   Circular 2016/09: Issued on 5 August 2016
The purpose of this circular is to advise employers about changes to data submission following the implementation of Automatic Re-Enrolment.
  Link   Circular 2016/10: Issued on 6 September 2016
The purpose of this circular is to update employers on plans for publishing 2016 Annual Benefit Statements for active scheme members via MyPension - Online Member Services
  Link   Circular 2016/08: Issued on 22 July 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• inform employers of our plans for issuing 2016 Annual Benefit Statements.
  Link   Annex A to Circular 2016/07
Annex A to Circular 2016/07
  Link   Circular 2016/07: Issued on 4th March 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• provide awareness of Employer Data Management (EDM) system
• request annual return data for 2015-16
• confirm deadlines and HMRC charges
• provide information on disclosure of salary and pension information
• Annex A – common data issues
• Annex B – NSR03 guidance
  Link   Annex B to Circular 2016/07
Annex B to Circular 2016/07
  Link   Circular 2016/06: Issued on 4th March 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Highlight changes to the State Pension and the end of contracting out;
• Indexation of Guaranteed Minimum Pension.
  Link   Circular 2016/05: Issued on 24th February 2016
This circular advises of new employee contribution tables for the scheme year 2016/17 in which the pay bandings have been updated to reflect the 2015 pay uplift. The circular also contains information on applying the table, fact sheets for members and a form for assistant practitioners to use in estimating their income for setting a contribution rate.
  Link   Circular 2016/04: Issued on 18th February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to advise on eligibility for the NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) and pensionable income for:
• Dentists who work for either Dental Bodies Corporate or Limited Companies
• General Medical Practitioners who work for Limited Companies
  Link   Circular 2016/03: Issued on 17th February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to highlight changes to the Lifetime Allowance and advise members about protection  and to highlight changes to the Annual Allowance
  Link   Circular 2016/02: Issued on 15th February 2016
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Confirm that, in common with other public sector pension schemes, there will be no inflationary increase in the value of NHS pensions in payment (or deferred pensions) for the year 2016/17.
• Advise of the rate that will be used for the 2015/16 annual revaluation of the Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) benefits accrued in the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) for active members.
  Link   Circular 2016/01: Issued on 15 January 2016
The purpose of this circular is to: 1. provide information about the Employers Data Management web portal 2. provide an update on a range of technical issues discussed at NHS Technical Working Group

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