Civil Service Compensation Scheme: Information for employers

CSCS Landing Page

The Scheme Manager (Cabinet Office) has launched a consultation exercise to gather views from interested parties on proposed amendments to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS). You can read the consultation document here.  

The Scheme Manager is currently analysing feedback provided during the consultation so far and will continue to engage with member representatives.

Exit schemes signed up to before 31 December 2021

Until new CSCS terms are finalised, Exit schemes signed up to before the 31 December 2021 will be on 2010 CSCS terms (as long as they take place within a reasonable timescale after that date, for example, standard notice periods).

If you have any exit schemes that you expect staff to sign up after the 31 December 2021 deadline, please contact the Scheme Manager at

Please note: the Scheme Manager will review the deadline for 2010 CSCS terms regularly during the consultation exercise, therefore this date may be subject to change. 

We’ve provided information on these pages 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 before 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 you can view a ‘What to expect guide’ that outlines the CSCS process and provides estimated timescales to help you plan your exit scheme.