Benefits accrued on and after 1st January 2006

Before drawing your pension

Increases will be applied to each year’s CARE pension on 1 January at the rate of the increase in the Retail Prices Index (RPI). The RPI used for this purpose is measured over the 12 months to the immediately previous September.

This increase will be subject to a maximum of:

  • 5% in any individual year for CARE pension earned before 1st March 2010; and
  • 2.5% in any individual year for CARE pension earned on and after 1st March 2010.

The CARE pension accrued in any year was only first increased on the 1st January that fell 12 months from the end of the year it accrued.

After drawing your pension

Your pension will increase on 1st January each year in line with the increase in the RPI, up to a maximum of 2.5%.

The RPI used for this purpose is measured over the 12 months to the immediately previous September.

Previous pension in payment increases applied on each 1st January

Year % increase
Year 2008 % increase 2.5
Year 2009 % increase 2.5
Year 2010 % increase 0
Year 2011 % increase 2.5
Year 2012 % increase 2.5
Year 2013 % increase 2.5
Year 2014 % increase 2.5
Year 2015 % increase 2.3
Year 2016 % increase 0
Year 2017 % increase 2.0
Year 2018 % increase 2.5
Year 2019 % increase 2.5
Year 2020 % increase 2.4