WEST MIDLANDS PENSION FUND

Financial guidance and requirements

Guidance and requirements for Accounting Standards, Final Statement and Payment of contributions.
Accounting Standards (FRS102 / IAS19)
  • Accounting standards set out the value of pensions accrued, together with the value of assets set aside to meet these liabilities, for inclusion on the balance sheet. An external auditor will determine whether these accounting standards apply to you as an organisation.
  • The responsibility for underlying accounts and assumptions rests with the directors/trustees of each organisation.
  • You should contact your auditor to confirm if this is a requirement for your organisation. As a participating employer within the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF), you are able to participate in the bulk arrangement with the Fund's actuary regarding provision of FRS102 and IAS19.
  • If any employer has previously requested accounting standards, the Fund will assume one is required for future years unless the Fund is notified otherwise.
  • For any new employers and employers that did not request an accounting disclosure last year, an email request will be sent to the Finance/FRS contact within their organisation to participate in the accounting disclosure bulk exercise, prior to the financial year end for their organisation.
  • For any employers participating in the bulk arrangement, the cost for such a report would be at a reduced rate.
  • For an organisation's first report or for a request outside of the bulk arrangement, the costs would be higher.
  • Fees for producing accounting disclosures will be invoiced to the organisation.
Accounting Glossary and FAQs 2021
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Accounting Briefing Note - 31st July 2022
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Accounting Briefing Note - 31st March 2022
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Accounting Briefing Note - Pre 31st August
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Accounting Briefing Note - Post 31st August
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Accounting Briefing Note August 2020 - Post 31st December
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Final Statement 2022/23

Final statement for 2023 year-end is now live - file submission deadline is Wednesday 31st May 2023

As part of the year-end process, the Fund requires completion of the Final Statement as an annual certification of the contributions paid to the Fund by your organisation. The completion of the Final Statement is an audit requirement and, as such, all scheme employers are required to complete and submit their file(s) (one per employer record in the scheme) no later than Wednesday 31st May 2023. 

Guidance notes are available below to help you with your submission and we are holding a number of webinars to talk through the completion and submission of the Final Statement. Please click on the preferred date below to book a place:

Your Final Statement must be submitted via Employer Hub ('Submit Final Statement' process), one per individual employer record. Any submissions received via email or hard copy will not be accepted.

The file must be submitted as an Excel (.xlsx not .csv) file that has been electronically signed. Some employers may wish to submit a PDF version that has a wet signature; this can only be submitted in addition to the Excel file and not instead of. Anyone wishing to submit two versions must email the PDF only to WMPFEmployerLiaison2@wolverhampton.gov.uk with the subject line: Final Statement 2023 Employer Ref #### (where the hashes are replaced by the relevant employer reference number). The Excel file must still be submitted via the Hub Final Statement Process. Please note that this year, the Excel file allows for a digital signature image to be pasted into the signature box, so you may not feel it necessary to submit the PDF.

If your organisation has changed payroll provider part-way through the scheme year, two part-year returns will be required; one from the former payroll provider, and one from the current. In this circumstance, the Fund will accept a part-year final statement from the previous payroll provider by email, but the current part-year must be submitted via the Final Statement process in Employer Hub. Alternatively, you may wish to collate the information into one file to submit via the Final Statement process.

Please ensure that you are in a position to submit your final statement by 31 May 2023

Please download the zipped Final Statement template and accompanying guidance notes below:

Final Statement 2022-23
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How to Complete the Final Statement
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Payment of contributions

Your Member's Contributions

The rate of contribution your member will pay is based on how much they are paid. When the member joins the LGPS, and every April afterwards, you, as the employer, will determine their contribution rate. If one of your members has more than one job their contribution rate will be determined separately for each role. If their pay changes throughout the year, you may decide to review their contribution rate at that time, rather than wait until the following April.

To access the member contribution rates, please view Contributions Table.

Alternatively, you can access the member contribution rate calculator by visiting the Contributions calculator page.

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2024/25 Contribution Rates
If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £17,600

5.50%

£17,601 to £27,600

5.80%

£27,601 to £44,900

6.50%

£44,901 to £56,800

6.80%

£56,801 to £79,700

8.50%

£79,701 to £112,900

9.90%

£112,901 to £133,100

10.50%

£133,101 to £199,700

11.40%

£199,701 or more

12.50%

2023/24 Contribution Rates
If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £16,500

5.50%

£16,501 to £25,900

5.80%

£25,901 to £42,100

6.50%

£42,101 to £53,300

6.80%

£53,301 to £74,700

8.50%

£74,701 to £105,900

9.90%

£105,901 to £124,800

10.50%

£124,801 to £187,200

11.40%

£187,201 or more

12.50%

2022/23 Contribution Rates
If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £15,000

5.50%

£15.001 to £23.600

5.80%

£23.601 to £38.300

6.50%

£38,301 to £48,500

6.80%

£48.501 to £67.900

8.50%

£67,901 to £96.200

9.90%

£96,201 to £113,400

10.50%

£113.401 to £170.100

11.40%

£170.101 or more

12.50%

2021/22 Contribution Rates
If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £14,600

5.50%

£14,601 to £22,900

5.80%

£22,901 to £37,200

6.50%

£37,201 to £47,100

6.80%

£47,101 to £65,900

8.50%

£65,901 to £93,400

9.90%

£93,401 to £110,000

10.50%

£110,001 to £165,000

11.40%

£165,001 or more

12.50%

2020/21 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £14,600

5.50%

£14,601 to £22,800

5.80%

£22,801 to £37,100

6.50%

£37,101 to £46,900

6.80%

£46,901 to £65,600

8.50%

£65,601 to £93,000

9.90%

£93,001 to £109,500

10.50%

£109,501 to £164,200

11.40%

£164,201 or more

12.50%

2018/19 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £14,100

5.50%

£14,101 to £22,000

5.80%

£22,001 to £35,700

6.50%

£35,701 to £45,200

6.80%

£45,201 to £63,100

8.50%

£63,101 to £89,400

9.90%

£89,401 to £105,200

10.50%

£105,201 to £157,800

11.40%

£157,801 and above

12.50%

2017/18 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £13,700

5.50%

£13,701 to £21,400

5.80%

£21,401 to £34,700

6.50%

£34,701 to £43,900

6.80%

£43,901 to £61,300

8.50%

£61,301 to £86,800

9.90%

£86,801 to £102,200

10.50%

£102,201 to £153,300

11.40%

£153,301 and above

12.50%

2016/17 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £13,600

5.50%

£13,601 to £21,200

5.80%

£21,201 to £34,400

6.50%

£34,401 to £43,500

6.80%

£43,501 to £60,700

8.50%

£60,701 to £86,000

9.90%

£86,001 to £101,200

10.50%

£101,201 to £151,800

11.40%

£151,801 and above

12.50%

2015/16 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £13,600

5.50%

£13,601 to £21,200

5.80%

£21,201 to £34,400

6.50%

£34,401 to £43,500

6.80%

£43,501 to £60,700

8.50%

£60,701 to £86,000

9.90%

£86,001 to £101,200

10.50%

£101,201 to £151,800

11.40%

£151,801 and above

12.50%

2014/15 Contribution Rates

If your actual pensionable pay is:

Contribution rate:

Up to £13,500

5.50%

£13,501 to £21,000

5.80%

£21,001 to £34,000

6.50%

£34,001 to £43,000

6.80%

£43,001 to £60,000

8.50%

£60,001 to £85,000

9.90%

£85,001 to £100,000

10.50%

£100,001 to £150,000

11.40%

£150,001 and above

12.50%