Information for Civil Service pension scheme members
2014 Member notices
|Buying added pension: Increase in limit and annual reminder and deadline dates – Member notice (Word, 95KB)||January 2014|
2013 Member notices
|Added pension annual reminder||January 2013|
2012 Member notices
|Lifetime Allowance tax changes from 6 April 2012 – Fixed Protection further guidance March 2012||March 2012|
|Pensions increase 2012Public service pensions which have been in payment for a year will be increased by 5.2 per cent from 9 April 2012 in line with the September-to-September increase in CPI. Any pension which has been in payment for less than a year will be increased by a proportionate amount depending upon the number of months it has been in payment.
Pensions increase Legislative background
Public service pensions are increased under the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 and Section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975. The latter provides for public service pensions to be up-rated at the same time and by the same percentage as the increase in the additional pension provided under the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPs), which is based on the September-to-September increase in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). The underlying purpose of this legislation is to maintain the purchasing power of state retirement and public service pensions.
For more information on pension increase 2012 please refer to the HM Treasury website
2011 Member notices
|Buying Added Pension – Annual reminder||February 2011|
|Tax changes affecting your Civil Service Pension (Revised and updated – originally issued November 2010 as Questions and Answers – Briefing for Civil Servants )||November 2011|