Pensioners

Here you can access information for pensioners.


Notice to all pensioners, your tax reference is 507/D2.

If you need to contact the tax office, you can tel: 0300 200 3300 or write to:

Further HMRC contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website (opens in a new window).

April pension increase

  • from 10 April 2017 the Consumer price Index (CPI) increase is 1%
  • from 11 April 2016 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 0%
  • from 6 April 2015 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 1.2%
  • from 7 April 2014 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 2.7%
  • from 8 April 2013 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 2.2%
  • from 9 April 2012 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 5.2%
  • from 11 April 2011 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase is 3.1%.

Pay days for pensioners

We all look forward to pay day. Your pension will be paid on the last working day of each month. Here are the dates when your Local Government pension will be paid:

  • Thursday 30 November 2017
  • Friday 29 December 2017
  • Wednesday 31 January 2018
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Friday 30 March 2018.

You'll get a payslip in April. In addition, you'll get a payslip in any subsequent month if there is a one per cent variation in payment.

Keep in touch

Remember to tell us if you:

  • change your address - call the pension helpline tel: 01629 538900

  • change your bank details - call the pensions payroll team tel: 01629 535119 or email: pay@derbyshire.gov.uk and ask for a change of bank details form.

Protecting the fund against fraud

Government finance watchdog - the Audit Commission - has exposed millions of pounds pension fraud nationally.

Derbyshire, along with other local authorities, has to supply information on its pensioners which is then matched against the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) records.

This process is part of the National Fraud Initiative and can identify pensions that are being paid to people who have died, and pensioners who are again working in local government.

Survivor pensions

The Local Government Pension Scheme provides survivor pensions to widows, widowers, registered civil partners and from 1 April 2008 nominated co-habiting partners (providing certain qualifying conditions apply).

Please ensure that your next of kin is aware that you are in receipt of a local government pension and that they should notify us in the event of your death.

Tax rules affecting pensions

If you have another pension (other than your State Retirement Pension) which has not yet been brought into payment, when it becomes due your pension provider will ask for details of your local government pension.

This is to ensure that the Life Time Allowance (LTA) (that is, the total value of pension benefits you may have without incurring a tax charge) is not exceeded.

  • for the 2013/14 tax year, the LTA was £1.5m
  • for the 2014/15 tax year the LTA was reduced to £1.25m
  • for the 2016/17 tax year the LTA was reduced to £1m
  • for the 2017/18 tax year the LTA will remain at £1m.

Other information

The pension regulations are complex but there is a great deal of information available to assist you. See our factsheets and leaflets where you can also find numerous forms to submit information to us.

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