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Police: Pensions

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the contribution rates were for police officers to the contributory pension scheme in the latest year for which figures are available. (197295)

There are two police pension schemes in England and Wales, the Police Pension Scheme (1987) (PPS) and the New Police Pension Scheme (2006) (NPPS) which was introduced for new entrants with effect from 6 April 2006.

The employee contribution rate for the PPS is 11 per cent. of pensionable pay (7.5 per cent. if an officer is ineligible for ill-health benefits).

The employee contribution rate for the NPPS is 9.5 per cent. of pensionable pay (6 per cent. if an officer is ineligible for ill-health benefits).