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.

A Supplementary Consultation Document to the 2017 Consultation on CSCS reform has now been published. You can read the document here

Exit scheme planning

Until new CSCS terms are finalised, exit schemes will be on 2010 CSCS terms. The scheme manager will provide a minimum of 3 month’s notice to employers in advance of new CSCS exit terms coming into effect.

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.  

CSCS calculator

Please refer to the Employer Pension Guide, Section 6 for further guidance on Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS).

17 December 2021
Last updated:
21 April 2023