Consultation outcome

NHS Pension Scheme: proposed uplift to member contribution thresholds for 2023 to 2024

Applies to England and Wales

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The Department of Health and Social Care consulted on proposals to increase the member contribution thresholds in the NHS Pension Scheme for 2023 to 2024 in line with the recently announced Agenda for Change pay award for England. The purpose of this was to ensure that NHS Pension Scheme members do not move into a higher contribution tier as a result of receiving the award.

This document summarises the feedback received at consultation and sets out the government’s intention to proceed to implement regulation changes.

As well as the consultation setting out the proposals and this consultation response document, the department also published a section 22 report detailing the consultation process.

Original consultation


We are consulting on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme Regulations 2015 concerning uplifts to member contributions in 2023 to 2024, in line with the Agenda for Change pay deal.

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Consultation description

The proposals in this consultation mean that members of the NHS Pension Scheme are less likely to pay higher contribution rates due to pay rises that are in line with the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay award in England.

These changes happen annually to make sure that the AfC pay award for England is reflected in the legislation for the NHS Pension Scheme.


Published 3 May 2023
Last updated 25 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added link to 'The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Member Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2023'.

  2. Added government response to consultation.

  3. First published.