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06 April 2018

Important changes to your pension contribution bands

The contribution pay bands have increased by 3% for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) from 1 April 2018. 

On 1 April each year, the pay bands increase by the same percentage as pensions increase, which is then rounded down to the nearest £100. Your contribution rate depends on how much pensionable pay you’re actually paid and ranges between 5.5% and 12.5%.

Here are the pay bands and rates that apply from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019: