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Superannuation Liability

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total amount of employers’ normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available. (61364)

The amount of employers’ accruing superannuation liability charges (ASLC) in respect of members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme is detailed as follows, for the last four years. The figures represent the total ASLC paid by the Home Office, its agencies, non-departmental public bodies and all other public bodies on the Home Office payroll.

The Home Office changed its payroll system during the 2001-02 financial year. To collate ASLC figures for this year would require more manual checking and verification using paper records from the previous payroll system. The information for this year could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.

£

2005-06

236,044,265.37

2004-05

236,043,234.83

2003-04

226,228,555.12

2002-03

205,645,836.05

Note:

From 1 October 2002 new entrants have been able to opt for a partnership pension account, a stakeholder arrangement with an employer contribution element. Employers’ contributions to partnership pension accounts are not included in the above figures.