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    • sugartree
    • By sugartree 16th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    NHS Pension - Reducing Income
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
    NHS Pension - Reducing Income 16th Jul 17 at 6:37 PM
    Hi All,


    I'm currently paying 7.1% into my NHS Pension at salary of £18146, which I have done for many years. I will soon be changing to a new Trust & job role so I can spend more time with my family on a lower band and a salary of £15527, which comes under the 5.6% pensionable pay. But I have spoken to my colleague who reduced hours 18 months ago and was kept on 7.1% and not the reduced to the 5.6% rate.


    Can anyone please advise if this is the case, why and how can I change this?


    Thanks in advance.
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    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 16th Jul 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:57 PM
    But I have spoken to my colleague who reduced hours 18 months ago and was kept on 7.1% and not the reduced to the 5.6% rate.


    You and your colleague are doing totally different things. You are changing pay grades but, based on your post, your colleague appears to have retained the exact same salary and is just is doing less hours.

    If you look at the NHS website it looks like member contributions are based on full time salary.

    http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/pay-and-reward/pensions/pension-contribution-tax-relief#Member
    • peter3hg
    • By peter3hg 16th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
    The rate is based on the whole time equivalent of the salary so they have remained on the same rate as when they were working more hours.
    As you're changing to a lower band you will move to the lower contribution rate.
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