Pay and pensions

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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.

Changes to the TPS at a glance

A simple guide to the pension changes that came into force in 2015.

2015 Pensions Increase Factor

Increase to Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Independent sector pay scales

When setting salaries, independent schools are free to determine their own arrangements, so pay systems vary widely.

Salary safeguarding

If your salary is reduced by your employer you may be eligible for safeguarding.

FE pay scales in Wales

The current pay scales for FE lecturers in Wales are set out below.

FE pay in Northern Ireland

There are 16 incorporated FE institutions in Northern Ireland with centralised machinery for bargaining on pay and conditions.

Additional payments

Teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales must be paid in accordance with the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.