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Service Pensions

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the percentage increases in service pensions for each of the years from 1975 to 1991; and on what date they were applied in each year.

Percentage increases applicable to retired pay and pensions awarded under the terms of the armed forces pension scheme were, in the period 1975 to 1991, as follows:

YearIncrease per cent.Effective Date per cent.
197526·101 December 1975
197613·801 December 1976
197717·701 December 1977
197874·01 December 1978
197916·0012 November 1979
198016·5024 November 1980
19819·0623 November 1981
198211·0022 November 1982
19833·7021 November 1983
19845·1026 November 1984
19857·0025 November 1985
19861·1028 July 1986
19872·106 April 1987
19884·2011 April 1988
19895·9010 April 1989
19907·609 April 1990
199110·908 April 1991
The first increase following the award of retired pay or pension would generally have been smaller than that shown, depending on the date of the award relative to the effective date of the next increase. In individual cases the first increase could also have been applicable from a different date than the effective date shown. All increases after the first would be at the full rate and have the effective date shown.

Where retirement occurs earlier than age 55, increases in retired pay or pension awarded on account of long service are accumulated and brought into payment from the 55th birthday.