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Departmental Pensions

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of civil servants in his Department and its agencies are members of the (a) Classic, (b) Classic Plus, (c) Nuvos and (d) Premium civil service pension schemes. (240307)

The following tables provide the figures for each organisation. Data for Core DEFRA, RPA, CEFAS and VLA are from the pension administrator’s database, data for CSL was taken from their internal HR database. All data is as of the October payroll update.

Core DEFRA (including Animal Health, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Marine and Fisheries Agency and the Government Decontamination Service)

Number

Percentage

Total staff

5,016

Classic

2,833

56.5

Classic Plus

254

5.1

Premium

1,518

30.3

Nuvos

210

4.2

RPA

Number

Percentage

Total staff

3,555

Classic

1,782

50.1

Classic Plus

138

3.9

Premium

1,090

30.7

Nuvos

273

7.7

CEFAS

Number

Percentage

Total staff

889

Classic

364

40.9

Classic Plus

32

3.6

Premium

190

21.4

Nuvos

67

7.5

CSL

Number

Percentage

Total staff

652

Classic

335

51.4

Classic Plus/Premium

256

39.3

Nuvos

29

4.4

VLA

Number

Percentage

Total staff

1,342

Classic

711

53.0

Classic Plus

54

4.0

Premium

401

29.9

Nuvos

41

3.1