The table below shows the pay ranges and corresponding employee contribution rates that apply to the LGPS in England and Wales from 1 April 2022/2023.

Band Actual pensionable pay
for an employment
Main section
contribution rate for
that employment
50/50 section
contribution rate for
that employment
1 Up to £15,000 5.50% 2.75%
2 £15,001 to £23,600 5.80% 2.90%
3 £23,601 to £38,300 6.50% 3.25%
4 £38,301 to £48,500 6.80% 3.40%
5 £48,501 to £67,900 8.50% 4.25%
6 £67,901 to £96,200 9.90% 4.95%
7 £96,201 to £113,400 10.50% 5.25%
8 £113,401 to £170,100 11.40% 5.70%
9 £170,101 or more 12.50% 6.25%

Employers must determine the employee contribution rate for each employee from 1 April 2022 and inform payroll. The process for allocating contribution rates may have been automated on the payroll system. Any reduction in pensionable pay due to sickness, child related leave, reserve forces services leave or other absence from work should be ignored when setting the employee contribution rate.

An employer may decide to change an employee’s contribution band during a Scheme year if their pay changes.

Additional pension limit for 2022/23 in England and Wales

Regulations 16(6) and 31(2) of the LGPS regulations 2013 stat that the additional pension limit increases on 1 April each year as if it were a pension beginning on 1 April 2013 to which Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 applied.

The increase due on 1 April 2022 is the increase that applied on 12 April (as the 2022 increase does not take effect until 11 April 2022). The additional pension limit of £7,316 that applied in 2021/22 is increased by 0.5% to £7,352 from 1 April 2022.