Consumer Prices Index (CPI)

Active, deferred and pensions in payment are adjusted each April in line with the cost of living.

The increase is set by HM Treasury and based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in the previous September.

Any increase to Civil Service pensions in payment will be applied from the first Monday after 6 April.

In September 2022, CPI was 10.1%. As a result, Civil Service pensions in payment increase by 10.1% from Monday 10 April 2023.

Find out more about Pension Increase on the government website

You can find out more about inflation and price indices on the Office for National Statistics website


Frequently asked questions

This year's increase is 10.1%.

Pensions Increase is applied from the first Monday after 6 April, This year, Pensions Increase will be applied from Monday 10 April.

It’s usually paid to anyone over age 55 and anyone under age 55 who has qualified for:

  • an ill-health retirement pension
  • a widow’s pension
  • a widower’s pension
  • a civil partner’s pension
  • a partner’s pension or
  • a child’s pension

Please note: You may qualify for Pensions Increase before the age of 55 if you have dependent children under the age of 23.