Public Sector pensions are set to increase by 3.1% from 11 April 2022. This increase is in line with the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the period between September 2020 and September 2021.

The Pension Increase is paid to pensioners who are over 55, or who are under 55 and qualify for any of the following:

  • An NHS / Teachers ill-health retirement pension
  • A widow’s or widower’s pension
  • A partner’s or civil partner’s pension
  • A child’s pension

If you retired after 26 April 2021, you will only receive a proportion of this year’s annual increase. You will receive your first full percentage increase next year.

If you are unsure about this year’s pension increase, you can check out our helpful Frequently Asked Questions or you can get in touch with our Payroll team. If you are a member of the NHS or Teachers scheme, please email: pensionspayroll@gov.scot. Members of the Police or Firefighters’ scheme can email the team at: police&firepayroll@gov.scot.