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Teachers: Termination of Employment

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers are no longer in service in the English publicly-funded schools sector and did not receive a pension in 2012-13.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The Department for Education does not hold the specific data requested. However, the scheme administrator for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) holds data on the number of individuals who have participated in the scheme in the past but are now deferred (have ceased to be in pensionable service but have not yet accessed benefits).

While the TPS data includes teachers whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England, it also covers those whose last service was in Wales or in other establishments covered by the Scheme (for example further and higher education establishments). I have asked the TPS administrator to provide a breakdown of the data on deferred members that excludes those whose last service was in Wales, or in a non-publicly-funded school sector establishment, or where the member reached their normal pension age by 2012, and will place a copy of the final results in the library of the House.

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