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Additional Pension Contributions (APCs)

You can buy additional pension of up to £6,843 per year (2018/19 figures) to:

  • boost your pension on retirement 
  • cover pension ‘lost’ due to authorised unpaid leave
  • cover pension ‘lost’ due to industrial action

Any additional pension that you buy is payable each year in retirement and is paid on top of your Scheme benefits.  You can only buy additional pension to increase your benefits, it does not increase the benefits of any survivors.