Councillor contribution rates

Your contribution rate depends on how much you are paid and will be between 5.5% and 10.5% of the pensionable allowances you receive.  The only allowances that are pensionable are the Basic Allowance and Special Responsibility Allowance.

The rates below apply from 1 April 2021 and the pay ranges are increased in line with cost of living every April.

Pensionable PayContribution Rate
£0 – £15,0005.5%
£15,001 – £23,0005.8%
£23,001 – £38,4006.5%
£38,401 – £46,6006.8%
£46,601 – £92,3008.5%
More than £92,30010.5%

As a member of the Scheme, you will receive tax relief on your contributions

Alice is paid £11,000 a year.

She will pay 5.5% of her pay, making her monthly contribution approximately £50.


How much does the Council contribute?

The Council pays the balance of the cost of providing your benefits in the Scheme – this is normally a percentage of your pensionable pay.  Every three years an independent review is undertaken to calculate how much each Council should contribute.  The majority of Councils contribute a percentage contribution rate. The percentage contribution rates for the next three years are:

 YearCouncil Contribution Rate