Date posted: 01/07/2007


  • Finance Directors
  • HR or Finance Managers with specific responsibility for telling payroll providers each year about changes to the salary bands on which ASLC charges are based

Action: You must notify your payroll provider now of the revised ASLC salary bands which take effect from 1 April 2008.

Timing: Immediate


  1. ASLCs are the contributions paid by employers to Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation every month. The contributions represent the cost of the pensions building up for staff who are members of the Civil Service pension arrangements.
  2. The table overleaf shows the annual full time salary band used to determine the appropriate charge for each scheme member. The revised salary bands take effect from 1 April 2008. Employers must pay the full and correct ASLC by the 19th calendar day of the month following the payroll date for every scheme member. They are also required by statute to pay the members contribution by the same date. Employers must always pay the ASLC and the members’ contributions together.
             Revised Salary Band (£)

Rate of Charge From 1 April 2008 (same as 2007-08) (%)

Band 1 19,500 and under 17.1
Band 2 19,501 to 40,500 19.5
Band 3 40,501 to 69,000 23.2
Band 4 69,001 and over 25.5

Prison Officers with reserved rights (pre-

Fresh Start)


Note 1 The salary bands for 2008-09 have been revalorised on the advice of the Scheme Actuary, Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow.

Note 2 The mini-ASLC for the provision of risk benefits to those opting for partnership pension account arrangements remains at 0.8%.

Employers’ Pension Guide

  1. Updated pages of Section 3.5 of the EPG will be issued in April 2008 to include the revised salary bands.


EPN 77, 94, 128, 144, 148, 167


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1 July 2007
Last updated:
24 April 2023