Civil Service Compensation Scheme: Information for employers

CSCS Landing PageThe Government recently lost a Judicial Review against the changes made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme on 9 November 2016. This means that any compensation payments that were made to members after 9 November 2016 will need to be reviewed.

We will contact you to discuss how these changes impact the schemes that you have run on 2016 terms. All impacted members will be notified of the outcome of the review by no later than 28 February 2018. 

On these pages you’ll find information that tells you what you, as an employer, need to know about the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) and your responsibilities in delivering it to your staff.

Please note: You will need to arrange an early commissioning meeting or telekit between the Scheme Administrator and your shared services or payroll provider a minimum of three months prior to gaining approval of an exit scheme. This will enable the estimated number of exits and dates to be agreed and provisionally booked in advance.

To contact the Scheme Administrator’s dedicated Exits team, please use the following email: The team will be able to assist with the forecasting and provisional booking of schemes as well as answering any queries you may have about the CSCS.  

In the meantime, a ‘What to expect guide’ which outlines the CSCS process and provides estimated timescales can be used to help you plan your exit scheme. The guide can be downloaded by clicking here.