Paying in

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Your contributions are based on the amount you earn each month, so if you earn more in a month than you earned the previous month your contributions may go up.

The good news is that your employer will also be contributing towards your pension too and you’ll receive tax relief on your contributions. Your career average benefits accrue each year based on 1/57th of your pensionable earnings for that year including any overtime. For every year you’re in service the amount of pension ‘banked’ in a year is increased. If you leave service it’s increased but at a lower rate.

The pension contribution bands usually change on 1 April and you can find the latest bands on our Updates page.

Last Updated: 04/04/2022 13:57

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