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PCSE application window for Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Scheme forms opening 2 August 2021

GPs in England who have an annual allowance charge for 2019/20 and wish to apply to the 2019/20 Pension Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Scheme (PAACCs) must submit their application form to be endorsed by Primary Care Support England (PCSE) before it can be processed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

PCSE is accepting forms for endorsement in application windows.

The next GP application window will open on 2 August 2021 and close on 1 October 2021. 

This application window is open to all GPs applying to the Scheme.

GPs will need to upload their form via the new PCSE portal. PCSE will share more information on how to do this nearer the time. No forms will be accepted before 2 August 2021.  

A further application window will open in December 2021 and close before the 31 March 2022 deadline for submission of PAACCs application forms. If possible, GPs are encouraged to submit their forms during the 2 August – 1 October 2021 window.

Any GPs who have recently retired can also submit their application when the application window opens on 2 August 2021.

The application form is available on the NHSEI website for clinicians in England and the NHS Confed website for clinicians in Wales.

Any non-GP members applying for the scheme should follow the submission instructions on the application form

If you are a clinician in England and have received a pension savings statement for the 2019/20 tax year or think you may have an annual allowance charge in respect of your NHS Pension Scheme benefits, you can find more information about the 2019/20 Pension Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy, whether you are eligible and how to apply on the NHSEI website.

To apply, you and your employing authority will need to complete an application form available on the NHSEI website to confirm your clinical eligibility for the scheme. You should follow the instructions on the application for how to submit your form.

Clinicians in Wales can access the scheme information and application form via the NHS Confed website

Using scheme pays

To use the Pension Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Scheme, you must also make an application using the Scheme Pays Election (SPE2) form and return this to NHS Pensions.

The voluntary scheme pays deadline for 2019/20 has been extended to 31 March 2022. We do not have the authority to extend the mandatory scheme pays election deadline for 2019/20 as this is confirmed in legislation. The 2019/20 mandatory scheme pays deadline remains 31 July 2021.You can find more information on voluntary and mandatory scheme pays on the annual allowance page of our website.