Employee Contribution Bandings 2018/19

Contribution rates are currently between 11% and 15.05% of your pay.

The rate you pay depends on which scheme you are in and the pay band you fall into.

1987 & 2006 Schemes

Basic annual Salary 1987 Scheme 2006 Scheme
£27,000 or less 14.25% 11.00%
More than £27,000 but less than £60,000 14.25% 12.05%
£60,000 or more 15.05% 12.75%

Please note that:

  1. Members who are ineligible for ill health benefits have a reduced contribution rate.
  2. The full time equivalent basic annual salary is used in respect of a part-time officer for the purpose of the first column of the table.

2015 Scheme

Pensionable Earnings Contribution Rate
£27,000 or less 12.44%
More than £27,000 but less than £60,000 13.44%
£60,000 or more 13.78%

Please note that:

  1. Members who are ineligible for ill health benefits have a reduced contribution rate.
  2. The amount of pensionable earnings of a part-time officer for the purpose of the first column of the table must be the whole time equivalent amount.

***Note that this information was correct at the time of issue but may have been updated or superseded. If in doubt please contact the Pensions Helpdesk.***

Tax relief

Contributions are deducted from your salary before you pay tax. So, if you pay tax at the rate of 20%, every £1 that you contribute to the scheme only costs you 80p net.