Open consultation

NHS pension scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations 2019


Seeks views on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations.

Proposed changes include:

  • introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April 2019
  • renewing current member contribution rates so that the same rates continue to apply beyond 31 March 2019
  • providing civil partners and same sex spouses with the same survivor pension rights as widows
  • extending the current forfeiture of pension benefits rules

We are also proposing some additional changes that were set out in a previous consultation in November 2017.

The consultation document outlines all the proposed changes and gives details on how to submit a response.


Published 18 December 2018