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Private Education: Pensions

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL221, tabled on 13 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent schools have (1) withdrawn, or (2) announced their intention to withdraw, from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, since the September 2019 announcement of an increase in required employer contributions.

Answered on

25 May 2021

163 independent schools withdrew from the England and Wales Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) between September 2019 and 30 April 2021. 59 independent schools withdrew from the TPS prior to September 2019, following confirmation of the increased employer contribution rate in April 2019.

A further 23 independent schools have provided notice of leaving the TPS which has not yet taken effect.