Police Pension Schemes

Member contribution rates 2015 

198720062015
Tier 114.25%11.00%12.44%
Tier 214.25%12.05%13.44%
Tier 315.05%12.75%13.78%

Peninsula Pensions administers the Police Pension Schemes for Avon and Somerset Police and the Police Compensation Schemes (Injury). We are also now responsible for Police Pensions’ payment and tax.

Queries
Please contact Pensions Payroll for:

  • Non tax-related queries
  • Pensions’ payments
  • Changes to bank account details and addresses

Tel: 01392 383000 (ask for ‘Pensions’ and select option 1)
Or get in touch by email.

For all other queries:
Tel: 01392 383000, (ask for ‘Pensions’ and select option 2)
Or get in touch by email.

Tax codes
If you disagree with your tax code you will need to discuss this with HMRC as we cannot amend tax codes without HMRC notification.
HMRC: 0300 200 3300               www.gov.uk/personal-tax-account

Police Pension Scheme and New Police Pension Scheme
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.