Consultation on increase to public sector pension contributions

Close date: 21 October 2011

The Government consults on increasing pension contributions for civil servants, teachers and NHS employees in 2012/13. The consultations set out the Government's proposals for limiting the impact of the changes on low-paid employees. The Government states that it will hold further discussions with trade unions on increasing contributions in later years. The civil service pension scheme consultation closes on 30 September, the teachers' pension scheme consultation on 20 October, and the NHS pension scheme consultation on 21 October.
Consultation document: Principal civil service pension scheme: consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates effective from April 2012 (PDF format, 122K) (on the civil service website)
Consultation document: Consultation on proposed increases to contributions for members of the teachers’ pension scheme (on the Department for Education website)
Consultation document: NHS pension scheme: consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates effective from April 2012 (PDF format, 215K) (on the Department of Health website)