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Pensions in Wales


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Welcome to the NASUWT's Pensions section of the website for Wales.

You are automatically entered into the Teachers' Pension Scheme (new window) if you are a teacher in eligible employment between the ages of 18 and 75. The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) is a contributory, defined benefit ‘final salary’ scheme administered by Teachers’ Pension (TP) for the DCSF. It is one of the most important and valuable benefits available to teachers.

The TPS is contracted-out of the State Second Pension (S2P) and guarantees to pay benefits which are at least as high as those the state would pay. Although you will be contracted out of S2P you will receive a Basic State Pension in addition to your teacher’s pension.

If you need general information about the Teachers' Pension Scheme, the most comprehensive source is the Teachers' Pensions website (new window).

The Coalition Government are determined to make further changes to the Teachers' Pension Scheme to be introduced in  2015. 


Local Government Pension Scheme

If you are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (new window) (LGPS) in Wales the LGPS provide details of the provisions and benefits (new window) available.

State Pension Benefits

If you need information about your State Pension Benefits (new window), including an On-line Pensions Forecast (new window) of your State Pension, the most reliable source is the Pensions Service (new window) website.

There is a whole range of help and advice on state pensions and other state benefits available in the UK on the Department for Work and Pensions (new window) website.

Championing Public Sector Pensions

The Teachers' Pension Scheme represents one of the most valuable elements of the remuneration package for teachers in Wales.

Information on the value of teachers' pension benefits and arguments in defence of public sector pensions in general can be found in Championing Public Sector Pensions


Pension Consultation Responses

As and when necessary the Union responds to Government and other consultation exercises of particular relevance to the NASUWT and its members. There is a page containing copies of recent NASUWT Consultation Responses in the area of Pensions.

Important announcement for retired members living in Cyprus

Members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme residing in Cyprus should note the announcement for retired members living in Cyprus which contains important information and advice on their pension payments.

Further Pensions Information

Further advice on specific pension issues is available by clicking the appropriate link in the menus on the right hand side of this page.

Members needing further information or assistance should contact their Wales National Centre.