Shropshire County Pension fund

Taking care of your Local Government Pension in Shropshire

Employee contributions

These pages are for employer use only. Member information can be found on the home page.

Each employee pays a percent of their actual pay, each month, into their pension account. The below table shows what the current contribution rates are.

LGPS Contribution Table 2018/19
If your pay is: In the main section you pay a contribution rate of:  In the 50/50 section you pay a contribution rate of:
Up to £14,100 5.5% 2.75%
£14,101 to £22,000 5.8% 2.90%
£22,001 to £35,700 6.5% 3.25%
£35,701 to £45,200 6.8% 3.40%
£45,201 to £63,100 8.5% 4.25%
£63,101 to £89,400 9.9% 4.95%
£89,401 to £105,200 10.5% 5.25%
£105,201 to £157,800 11.4% 5.70%
Over £157,800 12.5% 6.25%

What happens if an employee’s salary changes, meaning they should pay a different contribution rate?

As an employer, you must check employee contribution rates every April.

You may wish to check them more regularly, but this is at your discretion and must be outlined in your discretion policy.

More information about rebanding can be found in the HR guide and Payroll Guide, both issued by the LGA.

Please note: Two members could end up paying different contribution rates even though they are being paid the same. This would happen where one employee had an increase in their salary, after the contribution rates had been applied.

Important: You must tell an employee about their change in contribution rate. This could be included in their payslip for example. You should also give them details of where they can get further information from, and their right of appeal.

The contribution rate for part time/term-time employees is determined by their actual pay – not grossed up to full time or 52 weeks’ pay.