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Useful Pension & Payroll links

We have included a number of useful web sites below, which can provide further guidance in the first instance to many areas of payroll and pensions.

There are pension links to relevant scheme sites and links to salary sacrifices that could benefit both the employee and employer.

If you still require further guidance then please do not hesitate to contact either the Payroll Services team on 01922 655660 or Information & Pensions Management team on 01922 655662.


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The West Midlands Pension Fund has over 275,000 members and 450 scheme employers. The service endeavours to provide a customer-focused and quality service delivered cost-effectively and within published time scales.


We’re the people responsible for administering teachers’ pensions on behalf of the government. Our job is to help teachers with their pensions and also to support the employers of teachers throughout England and Wales.


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.


The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).


The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.


We are the UK’s tax and customs authority, responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. Through our customs service we facilitate legitimate trade and protect our economic, social and physical security.


Our Healthcare Benefits Plans include individual cover, family health cover and a senior plan for the over 64s. We also offer a corporate plan to benefit employees. These benefit plans enable people to reclaim 100% of money spent on healthcare (up to an annual limit) for a simple monthly payment.

Our plans offer health cover for dental costs, optical cover and eye tests, chiropody, acupuncture, chiropractic, physiotherapy and much more. Refunds are prompt, usually within 48 hours of receipt, directly into your bank or building society account - so you are never left out of pocket for long.


LiveWell is designed to provide users with information, advice and support to help them navigate many of life’s milestones. Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) users can also find out about the services available to them and how to access them.

LiveWell is our online information and advice resource, offering user-friendly fact sheets, useful links and programmes designed to help employees manage today’s challenges and prepare for future events.

It also allows customers to access reporting information quickly and easily. All of our UK-wide management information is available to our customers online, 24 hours a day, via our LiveWell Portal.

The website is available in 14 languages, giving it a truly global reach. It can also be customised to support client-specific content, including graphics, articles, polls and promotions.




Cycle Scheme enables your employees to get a bike tax-free, saving on average about half the cost. It's completely free to join, and easy to administer online.


We are a leading supplier to the public sector, operating childcare voucher schemes for police forces, local authorities, numerous NHS trusts, government departments and charities. They all trust Computershare Voucher Services to provide an efficient and effective childcare voucher service.