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NHS Employers provides support and guidance to help employers deliver the NHS Pension Scheme effectively for their organisation. The NHS Pension Scheme continues to be one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes within the UK. It is a key element of the overall reward package for staff and can be a valuable tool for recruitment and retention. Employers play a vital role in administering the scheme at a local level, communicating with staff and taking advantage of the benefits that the scheme can bring at an organisational level, such as utilising the flexibilities.

For further information about how the NHS Pension Scheme will be affected by COVID-19, please see the guidance in our dedicated web section.


Information for individual members of the NHS Pension scheme:

We provide support to employers and are unable to provide guidance to individual members of the scheme. If you are a member of the NHS Pension Scheme, you can find details of the scheme on the NHS Pensions website or call the members helpline on 0300 3301 346. If you are working in the NHS and would like to join the NHS Pension Scheme, please speak to your local pension officer, payroll officer or HR department.

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Pension tax

Find out more about annual and lifetime allowances and how to support your staff with pension tax issues.

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Pension Resources

View and download resources to support the delivery of the NHS Pension Scheme locally.

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Removing age discrimination in the NHS Pension Scheme.

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Automatic enrolment

Let us guide you through Automatic enrolment, with topics including staging dates, assessing worker status, choosing your alternative provider and deciding whether to use postponement or the transitional period.

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NHS Pensions Scheme - support for employers.

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Flexible retirement hub

Learn more about the retirement flexibilities in the NHS Pension scheme with tools, resources and shared learning.

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State pension benefits

Find information and guidance on the state pension here.

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Pension contributions

Find more details of the contribution rates payable by members and employers along with information on tax relief arrangements.

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Read the HMT response to the consultation on proposals to remove the age discrimination that has arisen from the transitional arrangements to reform pension schemes across the public sector, including the NHS Pension Scheme.

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