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Local Government Pension Scheme (NI) – Pensions Contribution Bands 2014-2015

The 2011/12 contribution pay bands have been reviewed in line with the cost of living. The contribution rate payable depends on the whole-time equivalent pay range as detailed in the table below:
Pensions Contribution Bands 2014-2015 
 Whole Time Pay Rate  You Pay Contribution Rate of:
 £0 to £14,000 5.5%
£14,001 to £16,500  5.8% 
£16,501 to £21,300  5.9% 
£21,301 to £35,600   6.5% 
£35,601 to £47,700   6.8% 
£47,701 to £89,400  7.2% 
More than £89,000  7.5% 

The band for members who are employed part-time is that for the whole-time equivalent employment but contributions are only paid on the actual pay received.

The pay ranges will be increased annually in line with the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971.


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