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Scheme Administration - Membership

Employing authorities

At 31 March 2017, there were 174 employing authorities contributing to the Scheme.  These employing authorities were composed of 11 councils, 1 Education Authority, 1 library authority, 51 associated bodies, 88 schools, 9 further and higher education colleges and universities and 13 employers with restricted membership (closed to new members).  A full list of these organisations can be found on our contributing employers section.


Membership of the Scheme increased during the year to 122,587 members.  At 31 March 2017, the Scheme consisted of 56,727 contributing members, 35,019 pensioners and 30,841 deferred members.