Contribution Rates

Your contribution rate

There is now a single set of contribution rates across Civil Service Pensions, regardless of whether members are in classic, classic plus, premium, nuvos or alpha.

The rates are set out in the tables below.

Civil Service Pensions employee contribution rates from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 are shown in the table below.

Please note:

  • The figures in brackets are the 2020/21 salary thresholds; and
  • Member contribution rates for the scheme remain unchanged from 2020/21.

Employee contribution rates from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Annualised rate of pensionable earnings Employee contribution rate
From To
£0 £23,100 (£22,600) 4.60%
£23,101 (£22,601) £56,000 (£54,900) 5.45%
£56,001 (£54,901) £150,000 7.35%
£150,001 - 8.05%

The defined contribution scheme, partnership, has separate employee and employer contribution rates.

Civil Service Pensions employer contribution rates Scheme Year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Accruing Superannuation Liability Charges (ASLC) rates

Annualised rate of pensionable earnings
Employer contribution rate
From To
£0 23,000 26.6%
£23,001 £45,500 27.1%
£45,501 £77,000 27.9%
£77,001 - 30.3%
Pre Fresh Start
Prison Officers
34.1%

Mini-ASLC (Death in
Service Cover for
Partnership members)
0.5%

Please note: employer contribution rates and bands remain unchanged from 2020/21.