i-Connect is a secure platform which automates the submission of pension data.
Our aim is that by September 2021, all of our employers will have replaced the current year-end return process and the majority of individual data submissions with i-Connect.
How it works
i-Connect reduces the costs and risks associated with processing pension data, by seamlessly generating automatic submissions of monthly data collection to the fund in a single solution. Data is extracted directly from the employer's payroll system, and enables the automatic identification of new joiners, optant outs and leavers.
i-Connect will provide significant benefits to you, your Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) members and the scheme, including:
- reducing the time spent on pensions administration
- accurate data submissions
- no more year-end returns
- fewer data error investigations
- reducing the need for submission of data via individual forms
- speedier responses to your employer enquiries
- user-friendly platform
- secure data transmission
The support we'll provide
We'll work with you to determine a suitable transition date. We'll also provide support for your move to i-Connect via workshops, meetings and our dedicated project team.
Initial i-Connect meeting
We hosted an initial meeting on 28 January 2020 to which all of our employers were invited. The meeting included a demonstration of i-Connect. The slides from the meeting are attached to this page.
Links to useful documents