Teachers: Pensions

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has paid towards teachers' pensions through employer pension contributions in each year since 2000.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The following table provided details of the employer pension contributions paid into the scheme since 2000. The figures are based on the contributions shown in the Teachers' Pension Scheme (England and Wales) Annual Accounts, adjusted to exclude contributions paid by members and for contributions paid into the scheme by the independent schools sector.

Year ending 31 March Employer contributions (£ billion)
2000 0.92
2001 1.00
2002 1.10
2003 1.32
2004 2.29
2005 2.35
2006 2.43
2007 2.58
2008 2.75
2009 2.86
2010 2.93
2011 3.01
2012 2.98

It has been assumed that 10% of the contributions received relate to the independent sector for each year. This is in line with current levels.

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