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Document What affect will reducing my hours have on my pension calculation?

If you are an Officer member in the 1995/2008 Scheme your pension is based on your length of membership and Total Pensionable Pay (1995 Section) or Reckonable Pay (2008 Section). Reducing your hours will affect your length of membership you will build up, as this will be reduced to take into consideration the hours you actually worked. This won't affect membership you have already built up. Reducing your hours in the 1995/2008 Scheme won’t affect the pay figure we use to work out your pension as we use the whole time equivalent pay.

If you are a Practitioner member in the 1995/2008 Scheme your pension is based on your career earnings so reducing your hours will reduce these earnings.

In the 2015 Scheme reducing your hours will reduce the pension you accrue each year compared to what you were accruing when working more hours. This is because the pension you earn each year is based on actual pensionable pay.
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