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Pensions Increase

The pension increase from 12 April 2021 is 0.5%.

Your LGPS pension changes each April in line with the cost of living.

The percentage is set by HM Treasury. It is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the 12 months to the previous September. HM Treasury issue a Pension Increase (Review) Order confirming the percentage at the end of the financial year.

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Notification of pension increase

The spring issue of the Open Lines newsletter is sent to your home address, or email address if you choose this option, in early April. The spring issue includes details about pension increase. If you have opted out of receiving the Open Lines newsletter, we write to you.

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The change to your pension is detailed on your April payslip. It is posted to your home address at the end of April.

The table details the percentage increase in previous years.

DatePercentage
12 April 20210.5%
6 April 20201.7%
8 April 20192.4%
9 April 20183%
10 April 20171%
11 April 20160%
6 April 20151.2%
7 April 20142.7%
8 April 20132.2%
9 April 20125.2%
11 April 20113.1%
April 20100.0%
6 April 20095.0%
7 April 20083.9%
9 April 20073.6%
10 April 20062.7%
11 April 20053.1%
12 April 20042.8%
7 April 20031.7%
8 April 20021.7%
9 April 20013.3%
10 April 20001.1%
12 April 19993.2%