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Monthly interfacing

Are you live with Monthly interfacing (MI)?

We are contacting each employer to arrange a go live date and the steps involved in the on-boarding exercise.  If you have not received contact from us, please contact us now at cheshirepfinbox@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or if you need to discuss anything else regarding Monthly Interfacing please send us an email and we will give you a call. 

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Monthly Interfacing Query (Only for Scheme EMPLOYERS to complete, not members)

For queries regarding Monthly Interfacing
  • We will look at the problem and get back to you as soon as possible either by email or phone call. Otherwise feel free to look at our monthly interfacing page for guidance and useful videos.

Monthly interfacing submission

The Cheshire Pension Fund is changing the way it receives membership and contribution data from employers.  The good news is that this marks the end of year-end returns (known as the LGS50), it will be replaced with a monthly process known as Monthly Interfacing (MI).

Employers will upload a monthly file to a secure online portal.  The file will be validated by the system and employers will need to correct any missing or incorrectly formatted data before this can be submitted.  Once successfully submitted, Cheshire Pension Fund will process the updating of member records.

Monthly Interfacing will provide:

  • Improved accuracy and quality of data
  • Improved operational and process efficiency
  • Improved and more regular contribution reconciliation
  • Better member service
  • More secure data transfer
  • No longer require starters and membership changes forms

All employers must be up and running on the new system in order to start submitting files for April 2021.  A significant challenge, but we are committed to working with employers to make the switch over as smooth as possible.

We have user videos and guidance to help explain more about the process below:

Common Data Template

Monthly Return Specification

Monthly Return Template

Access request Form

To login to the Cheshire Pension Fund Employer Web Portal please Click Here

Support on how to upload your file can also be found in our Employer Web User Guide

How to sign up to employer web

How to upload MI files

Help with CSV files