Date posted: 01/11/2010

Audience: 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 2011.

Timing: Immediate

  1. ASLCs are the employer contributions you pay to us, Scheme Management Executive every month which are credited to Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation. The contributions represent the cost of the pensions building up for your employees who are members of the Civil Service pension arrangements.
  2. The table overleaf shows the annual full-time salary used to determine the appropriate ASLC charge that you will pay for each member of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme. The revised salary bands take effect from 1 April 2011.
  3. You must pay us the full and correct ASLC, by the 19th calendar day of the month following the payroll date, for each scheme member. You must also send us, at the same time, a breakdown of the pension contributions that you have deducted from your employees’ salaries. An example of the breakdown of the payment that is required to be sent can be found in EPN167 and it should be emailed to Please ensure in all cases, that the total of the contributions set out in your return matches the payment made to us. The breakdown should be sent to us so we have the details by the time we receive your payment.


Revised Salary Band (£)

ASLC rate from 1 April 2011

Band 1

21,000 and under


Band 2

21,001 to 43,500


Band 3

43,501 to 74,500


Band 4

74,501 and over


Prison Officers with reserved rights (pre-Fresh Start)


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


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1 November 2010
Last updated:
24 April 2023