Pay and pensions

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Pension schemes

In whatever capacity you work in education, there is likely to be an occupational scheme available for you to join and you may have automatic membership as soon as you are employed.

FE pay scales

There are different negotiating bodies for FE pay and salaries throughout the UK.

Sixth form colleges - pay negotiations

This page has details about pay negotiations in the sixth form college sector.

Income tax

This page summarises the income tax arrangements for the current financial year.

Pay progression

Pay progression for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales is determined by the outcome of your annual performance appraisal.

Supply teachers pay scales

The basis for the payment of a supply teacher (other than for teachers engaged by an agency) should be the correct point on the relevant national salary scales.

Pensions taxation

From 6 April, the Annual Allowance (AA) and Lifetime Allowance (LTA) were reduced again and consequently more pension scheme members may attract a tax charge on retirement.

Academies and trusts pay scales

Academies, trusts and foundation trusts have the power to vary the pay and conditions they offer to employees.

Teachers' pay in the maintained sector - Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland agreement on teachers' pay and conditions of service is reached through the Teachers' Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee (Schools), more commonly known as the Teachers' Negotiating Committee (TNC).

FE pay scales in Northern Ireland

Below are the current pay scales for lecturers in FE institutions in Northern Ireland.