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You pay contributions towards the cost of your pension benefits. How much you contribute is linked to your full-time equivalent pensionable salary.  

The amount of your pensionable salary used to determine which tier you are in is assessed as follows: 

  • If you are a member of a home police force in full-time service, the amount of pensionable salary will be the rate of pay which you are entitled to in that pay period. 
  • If you are a member of a police force in England and Wales, other than a home police force, in full-time service, it will be the rate which you are entitled to under your terms and conditions of employment.  

Contributions are deducted from your salary before you pay tax. So, if you pay tax at the rate of 20%, every £1 that you contribute to the scheme only costs you 80p net.

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