Menu Home Search
01622 851197 Contact us

The NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales: proposed changes to scheme regulations 2019

Practices were notified in the January 2019 Employers Newsletter about proposed changes to the National Health Service Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

The proposed changes include:

  • introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April2019
  • renewing current member contribution rates so that the same rates continue to apply beyond 31 March 2019
  • providing civic partner and same sex spouses with the same survivor pension rights as widows
  • extending the current forfeiture of pension benefits rules

The consultation period concluded on Monday 28 January 2019. You can view the full outcome of the consultation response at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

The Department of Health and Social Care will shortly publish a further document to answer any questions you may have concerning the outcome.

With regards to the Employer contribution rate of 20.6%, this will be implemented from 1 April 2019. However, we will only collect 14.3% from employer plus the 0.08% for the administration levy. Central payment will be made by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care for the respective proportions of the outstanding 6.3% for the financial year 2019/20. Full details can be found in Section 4 of the consultation response.

Arrangements for 2020/21 will be confirmed later in the year.

Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 592 views

Related guidance...

GP Locums and the NHS Pension Scheme

As of 1st April 2013, GP practices in England and Wales have become responsible for the employer’s pension contributions of the locums...

NHS Redundancy Arrangements (2015)

NHS redundancy arrangements - Section 16 (a) England (19/3/2015) On 1 April 2015, new NHS redundancy arrangements came into effect in...

Workforce

Recruitment Checks During Covid-19 CQC interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks, for providers recruiting staff and...

Med 3 Issues

Guidance for Practices - requests for MED3 'Fit Note' Requests for certification of absence from the workplace relating to covid-19 may...

Supply alerts for Seroxat, opicapone and Mitomycin-C injection

Please see attached supply update from the Department of Health and Social Care for Seroxat (paroxetine) 20mg/10ml oral solution which...

Operational Guidance

Kent & Medway Hot & Cold Site/Covid-19 Primary Care Assessment & Treament Facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) You can access...

Kent LMC General Practice Newsletters

The LMC are producing regular bulletins with important updates for practices during the Covid crisis. To read the latest bulletins...

Staff flu vaccination indemnity cover

Dear Practice Manager We have received a number of calls regarding indemnity cover for giving practice staff a flu vaccination....

Highest Clinical Risk Patients

Guidance and updates: Highest clinical risk patients NHS England Update on guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals and...

Retired Quality & Outcomes Framework (QoF) Indicators (Jan 2015)

Second GPC statement, January 2015 Following concerns highlighted by practices and LMCs this week relating to the request from the...