MEMBER SCHEME CONTRIBUTION RATES 2015
As a serving officer, deferred member or a pensioner, we hope that you will find the content of this area informative.
The Police Pension Schemes for Avon and Somerset Police are administered by Peninsula Pensions, Devon County Council.
In addition, we also administer the Police Compensation Schemes(Injury).
** Please note that once a Pension is in payment, Peninsula Pensions has no involvement with the payment and taxation of pensions. If you have any queries relating to the tax deducted, you should contact the Pensions Payroll section on 01275 814956/814957, at Avon and Somerset Police HQ, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8QJ
However, if you disagree with your tax code you will need to discuss this with HMRC as they cannot amend tax codes without HMRC notification. Members already in receipt of a pension with an enquiry relating to pension payments made / tax / bank account details / address change, will need to contact the Pensions Payroll section, direct (as above).
We at Peninsula Pensions have a specialist benefit team which is responsible for the work performed on behalf of all members of the pension scheme. The work includes general administration, address amendments, name changes, requests for scheme literature, transfer requests and calculations.
This area has been separated between the Police Pension Scheme 1987 (PPS) and the New Police Pension Scheme 2006 (NPPS), introduced on 6 April 2006. Each scheme is a national arrangement and is controlled by a regulatory framework.
Police Officers who started their police service on or before 5 April 2006 will have joined the PPS, unless they opted not to do so. The NPPS came into effect for new entrants on 6 April 2006. Members of the PPS were given the option to either remain in their current scheme or transfer their benefits to the NPPS under special terms.
Due to pension scheme reforms, the Police Pension Scheme 2015 was introduced on 1st April 2015. It is a CARE pension scheme (Career Average Pension Scheme). The scheme is still a defined benefit scheme but the way you build up pension is different – it is worked out in a new way using your pay each scheme year rather than your final salary.
Any new entrants from 1st April 2015 will automatically be enrolled into this scheme. For existing members, based on your age and service, you will fall into one of three categories: Fully Protected (will remain in existing 1987 or 2006 scheme) / Tapered Protection (will transfer over to 2015 scheme at a future date, as advised) / Unprotected (will transfer over to 2015 scheme on 1st April 2015).
For details of the police pension schemes and the compensation schemes, please follow the links on the left hand side.
If you wish to contact us to talk to someone about your pension benefits, questions can be answered by phone, email, in person, or letter.
For further information please get in touch with us:
9:00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
9.00am to 4:30pm Friday
We are closed at weekends and public holidays