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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue to use London Pensions Fund Authority

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has signed a contract with The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) for the latter to provide pension administration and payroll services to about 1,000 serving and retired fire fighters and their families for the next four years. The arrangement will provide Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue with full pension administration and payroll services of both new and old firefighter pension schemes; secure employer and member portals; workflow management; and communications services. The arrangement will include secure member self service, as well as a dedicated fire fighter pension scheme information website. The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) administers a pension fund providing Local Government Pension Scheme benefits to almost 20,000 employees of 200 not for profit organisations and around 40,000 pensioners, many of whom used to work for the Greater London Council and the Inner London Education Authority. As well as administering its own fund LPFA provides third party pension services from full administration and pensions payroll to staff placement, data cleanse projects, pension websites and benefit statements.
Pictured: Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, by Kevin Hale/

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Central and North West London NHS Trust to use NHS Shared Business Services

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a five-year, £3.1 million contract to NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), a leading provider of business support services to the NHS. Through the strategic partnership, NHS SBS will provide finance and accounting services as part of an efficiency drive by the trust. As part of the contract, NHS SBS will migrate the trust's current finance and accounting system onto a single Oracle IT platform before go-live in October, and will use its business intelligence reporting technology to provide greater visibility on financial performance. This is the second contract awarded under the single supplier framework agreement masterminded by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust with NHS SBS, a joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria.
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