Information about calculating member pay, protection of pay and contribution tiers.
You can contact us if you have any queries about member performance related pay or bonuses.
Read the factsheets for information about pensionable pay for 1995 Section members:
Total pensionable pay periods (PDF: 67.1KB)How to calculate Total Pensionable Pay (PDF: 107KB)Notional Whole Time Pensionable Pay (PDF: 150KB)Earnings Cap (PDF:193KB) How to calculate a composite Total Pensionable Pay (PDF: 136KB)
Protection of pay
Read the factsheets for information about:
- Protection of Pay (1995/2008 Scheme)
- Voluntary Protection of Pay (1995 Section only)
For individual members
Use the request to protect Pensionable Pay (SM R9 EA) (PDF: 47.6KB) form to request individual protection of pay for a member.
For several members
If you have a number of staff who have suffered a reduction in pay through no fault of their own, you should complete the universal spreadsheet (Excel: 144KB).
Make sure you password protect the spreadsheet before emailing it to NHS Pensions.
Use the universal bulk reply letter template (Word: 40.5KB) to notify members.
Deemed pay is pay that would have been paid to a member, if they had not been absent from duty.
Read the deemed pay factsheet (PDF: 87.9KB) for more information.
Final salary linking
You can contact us if you have any queries about contributions.
Read the factsheets for information about the current contribution rates and other contribution guidance you may need:
Tiered contributions 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2021 factsheet (PDF: 246KB)Tiered contributions 2014/15 factsheet (PDF: 376KB)Outstanding contributions factsheet (PDF: 38.9KB)Call up of Reservists (PDF: 108KB)2017/18 payment schedule for NHS Pension Scheme contributions (PDF: 76.7KB)
Tiered contributions 2013/14 factsheet (PDF: 235KB)Tiered contributions 2012/13 factsheet (PDF: 298KB)Cost and contributions factsheet 2012-13 (Officer) (PDF: 176KB)Cost and contributions factsheet 2012-13 (Practitioner) (PDF: 178KB)Tiered contributions 2011/12 factsheet (PDF: 294KB)Tiered contributions 2010/11 factsheet (PDF: 233KB)Tiered contributions from 1 April 2008 both Sections all members factsheet (PDF: 308KB)Tiered pensions contributions employee FAQs - both Sections all members (PDF: 235KB)Tiered pensions contributions employer FAQs - both Sections all members (PDF: 204KB)Allocation to tiers: Officers 2009/10 (PDF: 20.4KB)Allocation to tiers: Practitioners and non GP providers 2009/10 (PDF: 20.2KB)Allocation to tiers: Officers 2008/09 (PDF: 252KB)Allocation to tiers: Practitioners 2008/09 (PDF: 74.9KB)Implementing tiered contributions for Officers 2008/09 FAQs (PDF: 84.4KB)Implementing tiered contributions for Practitioners 2008/09 FAQs (PDF: 97.4KB)