Pension tiers – what are they?

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The table sets out the member contribution rates that will apply in both the 1995 and 2008 Sections, as well as the new 2015 Scheme from 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2019.

 TierRangeAmount
 1Up to £15,431.995.0%
 2£15,432.00 to £21,477.995.6%
 3£21,478.00 to £26,823.997.1%
 4£26,824.00 to £49,845.999.3%
 5£49,846.00 to £70,630.9912.5%
 6£70,631.00 to £111,376.9913.5%
 7£111,377.00 and over14.5%

Scotland

The table sets out the member contribution rates that will apply in both the 1995 and 2008 Sections, as well as the new 2015 Scheme from 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2019.
 TierRangeAmount
 1Up to £16,1285.2%
 2£16,129 to £21,8175.8%
 3£21,818 to £27,3607.3%
 4£27,361 to £50,4669.5%
 5£50,467 to £72,05012.7%
 6£72,051 to £112,49013.7%
 7£112,491 and above14.7%

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