Partial retirement allows members, who are approaching, or are over scheme pension age, to reshape their job and take some or their entire pension while they carry on working.

Partial retirement is available for all active members subject to agreement from your employer, you must:

  • Be over your minimum pension age.
  • Have qualified for a pension.
  • Reduce your earnings by at least 20% by reducing hours or grade.

Partial retirement involves making changes to your job to reduce your earnings, you must have the agreement of your employer. If your employer agrees to the changes you can apply.

Guidance is available for employers in the form of Employer Pension Notices (EPN).

7 February 2022
Last updated:
14 June 2022