Pay and pensions

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TPS pension contribution rates 2014-15

The government has confirmed the third year of member contribution increases to the Teachers' Pension Scheme, which come into effect on 1 April 2014.

Soulbury pay scales

Pay scales for educational improvement professionals employed under Soulbury pay and conditions in England and Wales.

HE pay scales

The nationally-agreed single pay spine across grades covers most, but not all higher education institutions across the UK.
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Pension bulletin

Find out the latest information and advice on current pension schemes.

2014 Pension increase factor

The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2014, enacting a 2.7% increase to the TPS and LGPS, was passed in March 2014. It means pensioners whose pensions were last increased on 8 April 2013 and pensioners whose pensions began on or before 22 April 2013 received an increase of 2.7% from 7 April 2014, in line with the increase in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI).

State pension

This page sets out details of the basic state pension available to UK residents.

Teachers' AVC scheme with Prudential (TAVC)

Prudential is the DfE approved provider for teachers' AVCs. If you want to make regular additional contributions to a pot of money that is invested for you and yours to take in some form in retirement, you may consider the Prudential AVC.
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TPS 2015: An Overview

On 1 April 2015, the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) changed to become both a final salary scheme and a career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme.

SEN allowances

Special educational needs (SEN) allowances are payable to teachers in England, Wales or Northern Ireland who spend most or a great deal of their time teaching pupils with statements of special educational needs.

Teaching and learning responsibility payments

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments are payable to qualified classroom teachers in England and Wales who fulfill specific roles within the school.