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Teachers Pension Scheme additional contracts changes
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Changes for teachers with additional contracts to their full time employment

Currently if you’re a full-time teacher with an additional part-time teaching contract, you can’t join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with you part-time contract. If yours employer also participates in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), you have been eligible to join the LGPS for the part-time teaching contract. This will continue to be the case if you’re a member remaining in the final salary arrangement.

However from April 2015, in the career average arrangement, the additional part-time teaching contract becomes eligible in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and consequently is no longer eligible in the LGPS. As and when you transition into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme career average arrangement, your employer must cease your contributions to the LGPS for the part-time teaching contract and make your contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme instead. If you wish to opt-out of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme for the part-time teaching contract, you must opt out via our website.

You must be enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme for your part-time service from the date you move into the career average arrangement and you must opt-out in the usual way if you don’t wish your part-time service to be pensionable in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. If your employer does not enrol you into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme it could lead to arrears of contributions being due to the Scheme, and you may miss the opportunity to opt out.

Last Updated: 10/07/2017 12:13

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