Employing authorities

At 31 March 2021, there were 172 employing authorities contributing to the Scheme.  These employing authorities were composed of 11 councils, 1 Education Authority, 1 library authority, 48 associated bodies, 89 schools, 9 further and higher education colleges and universities and 13 employers with restricted membership (closed to new members).  A full list of these organisations can be found on our contributing employers section.


Membership of the Scheme increased during the 2020/21 year to 142,491 members.  At 31 March 2021, the Scheme consisted of 70,880 contributing members, 39,913 pensioners and 31,698 deferred members.

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