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Document If I have annual leave outstanding when moving to a new NHS employer, what happens to my pension contributions?

If you leave a full time employment with untaken annual leave, this annual leave will extend your period of pensionable employment with your previous employer who will deduct pension contributions from that payment. As you cannot be pensionable in two employments at the same time if they equate to more than whole time, you will not be able to start paying pension contributions with your new employer until the day after the end of the extended period of pensionable employment with the previous employer.
 
The following example illustrates how this works: Mary left her whole time post on Thursday 4 August and started her new job the following Monday 8 August but had 7 days untaken annual leave owing from her first employer. That period of annual leave is pensionable with the first employer and consequently Mary cannot be pensionable with the second employer until Friday 12 August.
 
If you leave a period of part time employment with outstanding annual leave and move to a new part time job, the leave will be paid by your previous employer who will then deduct pension contributions from that payment. Contributions for your new job will start immediately. As you cannot be pensionable for more than whole time your pension record will be checked when all updates are received for the pension year and any amendments will be made at that time.
 
If you leave a period of part time employment with outstanding annual leave and move to a new full time job, the whole time membership always takes precedence over part time membership and will start immediately and any contributions deducted when part and whole time employments overlap will be returned to you by the employer with whom you were working part time.
 

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