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Supply Teachers: Pensions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 9361, tabled on 8 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many supply teachers are unable to pay into the Teacher's Pension Fund because their employers have not been granted Accepted Employer Status; and whether she has invited such employers to seek Accepted Employer Status.

Answered on

14 September 2015

Data on the number of supply teachers who are unable to pay into the Teacher's Pension Scheme (TPS) because they are contracted through private supply agencies is not collected. Teacher supply agencies are not eligible to be scheme employers in the TPS as they do not employ the teachers they supply. The employer/employee relationship is important because the employer is responsible for meeting a number of obligations, not least of which is to pay both member and employer contributions to the scheme.