- April 2014 contribution increases – Consultation Response [PDF]
- April 2014 contribution increases – Consultation Document [PDF]
- April 2014 contribution increases – Consultation Background [PDF]
- Technical terms also available in Word
- Changes to your Civil Service Pension Scheme: information for members [PDF]
Changes to your pension are underway
A new pension scheme will be introduced in April 2015 as part of the Government’s public service pension reforms, which were announced in 2010. This means that the majority of members will leave their classic, classic plus, premium and nuvos arrangements.
The benefits that members have already built up will be protected and they will begin to accrue new benefits in the 2015 scheme.
Those members who are closest to retirement (within 13.5 years of their current Normal Pension Age as of 1 April 2012) will not move over to the new scheme in April 2015 – some may choose to move later and some may not move out of their current arrangement at all.
The amount that members contribute towards their current pension arrangement has also changed. Since 2012, the majority of members have increased the amount they contribute (the lowest paid have not seen any increases).
These web pages provide further information about the pension reforms and how you will be affected. You should familiarise yourself with the changes and check back here regularly for updates.
Member contribution changes
The third phase of member contribution increases is due to take place in April 2014. This contribution change follows the increases that took place in April 2012 and April 2013.
Information about the amount members will contribute towards their pension in the new 2015 scheme will be available in due course.
Pension scheme reform
Wider reforms to public service pensions are underway. From April 2015, the majority of members will move from their existing civil service pension arrangement into a new pension scheme. This new scheme is similar to nuvos.
Those members who were ten years or less away from their current Normal Pension Age as of April 2012 will not move to the new scheme. Those who were between 10 – 13.5 years away will be able to choose whether to remain in their current arrangement for a set period of time before moving into the new scheme.
You should familiarise yourself with the changes to understand how you will be affected.