Pay and pensions

TPS pension contribution rates 2016-17

The member contribution bands are updated each April, although the percentage rates themselves change less frequently. Please see the table below to check your current rate.

Income tax

This page summarises the income tax arrangements for the current financial year.

Pay progression

Pay progression for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales is determined by the outcome of your annual performance appraisal.

Supply teachers pay scales

The basis for the payment of a supply teacher (other than for teachers engaged by an agency) should be the correct point on the relevant national salary scales.

Pensions taxation

From 6 April, the Annual Allowance (AA) and Lifetime Allowance (LTA) were reduced again and consequently more pension scheme members may attract a tax charge on retirement.

Academies and trusts pay scales

Academies, trusts and foundation trusts have the power to vary the pay and conditions they offer to employees.

Teachers' pay in the maintained sector - Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland agreement on teachers' pay and conditions of service is reached through the Teachers' Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee (Schools), more commonly known as the Teachers' Negotiating Committee (TNC).

FE pay scales in Northern Ireland

Below are the current pay scales for lecturers in FE institutions in Northern Ireland.

Local Government Pensions Scheme

The government has confirmed the member contribution rates for the LGPS, which come into effect on 1 April 2014.

Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) from 1 April 2015

On the 1st April 2015 the Scottish TPS is changing. It will be both a final salary scheme and a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) scheme.