Cabinet Office

The Scheme Manager (Cabinet Office) is responsible for the Civil Service pension arrangements in terms of the benefits members will get, what level of contributions members and employers have to make towards the benefits received and all other matters relating to scheme policy.

The pension arrangements are:

  • five Defined Benefit pension schemes - classic, classic plus, premium, nuvos, alpha; and
  • one Defined Contribution pension scheme - partnership

The Scheme Manager is also responsible for the management of:

  • the Civil Service Compensation Scheme;
  • the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme; and
  • the Civil Service Injury Benefits Scheme

The schemes are set out in legislation. The Minister for the Civil Service is the responsible Minister.

Go to the scheme rules


The Scheme Administrator (MyCSP) administers the Civil Service pension arrangements on behalf of the Scheme Manager (Cabinet Office).

More information about the Scheme Administrator is available on the MyCSP website.

Other responsible parties

Scheme medical advisor 

Health Management LTD

AVCs and partnership provider

Legal and General

Scheme Actuary

The National Audit Office also conducts an annual external audit of the scheme's resource accounts.

Civil Service Pension Board

The Civil Service Pension Board (CSPB) is responsible for assisting the Scheme Manager in the effective administration of the Civil Service pension arrangements.

Learn more about the Civil Service Pension Board

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Other schemes and participants

By-analogy and analogous schemes


Scheme valuations

Scheme rules

Actuarial factors

25 November 2021
Last updated:
19 October 2022