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Local Government Pension Scheme

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 400W, on the Local Government Pension Scheme, what the cost to employers of the scheme was in each financial year from 1996-97 to 2003-04 in 2004-05 prices. (95789)

The amount of contributions paid by employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme for the period 1996-97 to 2003-04 at 2004-05 prices is shown in the following table. About 20 per cent. of these costs relate to non-local authority employers who participate in the scheme.

£ million

Actual cost

Cost at 2004-05 prices

1996-97

1,322

1,612

1997-98

1,520

1,801

1998-99

1,788

2,066

1999-2000

1,972

2,233

2000-01

2.273

2,538

2001-02

2,617

2,855

2002-03

2,916

3,085

2003-04

3,217

3,306