The table below shows the pay ranges and corresponding employee contribution rates that apply to the LGPS in England and Wales from 1 April 2020.

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 £14,600 5.50% 2.75%
2 £14,601 to £22,900 5.80% 2.90%
3 £22,901 to £37,200 6.50% 3.25%
4 £37,201 to £47,100 6.80% 3.40%
5 £47,101 to £65,900 8.50% 4.25%
6 £65,901 to £93,400 9.90% 4.95%
7 £93,401 to £110,000 10.50% 5.25%
8 £110,001 to £165,200 11.40% 5.70%
9 £165,001 or more 12.50% 6.25%

Employers must determine the employee contribution rate for each employee from 1 April 2020 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.