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Document What is the pension input period?

The pension input period is the period of time used to measure pension growth against the Annual Allowance.
Before 1 April 2015 the pension input period in the NHS Pension Scheme was the same as the Scheme year, from 1 April to 31 March.

From 6 April 2016 the pension input period is aligned to the tax year, 6 April to 5 April.
Transitional Annual Allowance rules apply for tax year 2015/2016. For Annual Allowance purposes only, the 2015/2016 tax year is split into two ‘mini’ tax years - the ‘pre-alignment tax year’ and the ‘post-alignment tax year’. Each mini tax year has its own amounts of Annual Allowance.
The 1995/2008 NHS Pension Scheme, the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme and the NHS Money Purchase AVC Scheme have a combined pension input period for the tax year 2015/2016, running from 1 April 2015 to 5 April 2016. This is then split into a pre-alignment tax year from 1 April 2015 to 8 July 2015 and a post-alignment tax year from 9 July 2015 to 5 April 2016.

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