It is not appropriate to disclose values for staff, other than those whose details are reported in Remuneration Reports in the Department's Resource Accounts. A copy of the Charity Commission's Resource Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2007 is available in the Library of the House.
New entrants to the civil service are covered by the civil service pension arrangements. Staff can choose between ‘nuvos’, a defined benefit pension scheme and ‘partnership’, a stakeholder pension. If a person is being re-employed, and was previously a member of a civil service pension scheme, they may be able to rejoin their previous scheme, but this will depend on the length of time since they were last employed.
In respect of members of the defined benefit schemes, employer contribution rates are assessed for each of four ranges of pay levels. The rates for 2008-09 are:
Band Full-time annual salary Rate from 1 April 2008 Band 1 £19,500 and under 17.1 Band 2 £19,501 to £40,500 19.5 Band 3 £40,501 to £69,000 23.2 Band 4 £69,001 and above 25.5
Full-time annual salary
Rate from 1 April 2008
£19,500 and under
£19,501 to £40,500
£40,501 to £69,000
£69,001 and above
The scheme rules are laid before Parliament and copies are in the House Library.
For members of ‘partnership’, the employer pays a basic contribution of between 3 per cent. and 12.5 per cent. (depending on the age of the member) into a stakeholder pension product and will match the member’s contribution up to a limit of 3 per cent. Employers also contribute a further 0.8 per cent. of pensionable salary to cover the cost of risk benefit cover (death in service and ill health retirement).
Details of the civil service pension arrangements can be found on the Civil Service Pensions website: