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This guide contains useful details about nuvos. nuvos is one of the pension schemes in the Civil Service pension arrangements.
The arrangements cover all civil servants and certain groups of non-civil servants, subject to eligibility.
nuvos was closed to new entrants from 1 April 2015. After 31 March 2015, with the introduction of alpha, no person is in or is eligible to be in pensionable service under nuvos unless the person is a protected member. This is because all other members would have transitioned into the alpha scheme from 1 April 2015.
A protected member means a full protection member, a tapered protection member or an ill-health protection member.
If you have transitioned into alpha and you want to find out more about how this affects your pension, you should read the alpha scheme guide found here: https://www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/members/alpha-guide/