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Are you aware if anything similar will be getting introduced in Wales?

PCSE are only responsible for administrating GP Pensions for those GPs based in England.

Is the annualisation calculator built into the system?

The annualisation calculator is not built into the solution.

Please refer to the guidance on the NHSBSA website Information for practitioners and non-GP providers | NHSBSA under the GP tiered contributions and annualisation calculator section.

How can you submit a Type 2 certificate for a GP where you are not actually acting for the practice they are working in?

Within the Type 2 form, there is an option to search by practice code if the practice doesn't appear for them. This allows submission against a practice we may not hold.

Will GP SOLO information be prepopulated, and what happens if GP SOLO form is submitted after we try and do the forms?

Yes, GP SOLO information will be pre-populated on the form. We wouldn't be able to process the form due to inaccuracies and the internal team would reject the form.

If Type 1 is a resubmission online, but the previous version has been processed from a practice side and shortfalls collected but not the Pensions Online updated, can the resubmission online block double collection of shortfalls?

Double collections won't be taken, but in the event that a further adjustment is required due to a resubmission of a certificate, the difference will be adjusted and the latest version updated on POL to reflect the earnings.

Are we expected to use this platform for 2019/20 certificates, which we will want to start processing in November?

The system will be available from 1 June 2021, so the next release of annual certifications and self assessment forms will be able to be done online.

If a GP has any previous missing certificates that they need to submit for the last 7 years back to 2014/15, they can submit in PCSE Online.

Does the PCSE online system interface with NHAIS?

NHAIS will no longer be populated.

If a GP fills out the form on the online solution, this will go straight into the system and the pensions operational team will undertake a number of validation checks to either approve or reject the certificates.

The PCSE operational team also have access to key forms directly into the solution should this be required.

Would you be able to see original certificates filed or just the latest one?

You should be able to see any previous versions and the current version and is maintained on a listing screen.

Type 2 GPs are legally responsible for completing and submitting their own type 2 certs and information on the form may be private -how does this tie in with the practices and accountants having access to the information?

If the accountancy firm are dealing with that individuals affairs, then they will have been given access to their other earnings i.e. SOLO/Locum work.

Can accountants submit amended Type 1 certificates and Type 2 forms?

Yes, revised certificates can be submitted for Type 1 and Type 2 practitioners.

Can the online form be printed or create a pdf to send to a client for approval before submission or is there an electronic approval process built into the system?

The accountancy firm complete the form and then this goes to the GP for approval in the system.

Can you import figures to the Type 1 certificate or Type 2 form from Excel or is it all manual entry?

There is no import facility, so forms will need to be created manually one at a time. 

Can forms be saved in draft as you go. so they can be reviewed by senior staff?

Yes, you will need to go into the listing screen and access any draft forms.

I am missing some information, can I save my progress on a Type 1 or Type 2 submission?

Yes, you can save your progress, as a draft. You will need to go into the listing screen and access any draft forms.

I have a query regarding a Type 1 certificate or incomplete records, how do I do this?

Queries will still be submitted by visiting the Contact Us page and completing a new GP Pensions enquiry, and will be picked up by the Pensions queries team.

Can accountants complete a Type 2 certificate if the practice the GP is working at is missing from the prepopulated information?

If the GP isn't assigned to the practice, the accountant is associated with then they will not be able to complete the certificate. The GP is required to update their Performer List information.