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 Scheme Year 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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

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

Rates and thresholds for 2021/22 will be announced in due course.

Civil Service Pensions employer contribution rates Scheme Year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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%

Employer contribution rates and bands remain unchanged from 2019/20.

As in 2019/20, scheme administration charges of 0.32% are included in the monthly employer contributions paid over to the scheme manager, so there is no annual invoice to pay.