Pensions Increase 2021

The Annual Pensions Increase for 2021 is 0.5%, payable from 12th April, 2021.

Your annual pension will therefore be increased by 0.5% from 12th April, 2021 (but see the exceptions below).

The increase of 0.5% is the same as the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year to September, 2020 – the benchmark period for determining State Pension and Public Sector Pensions Increases.

The April payment has been calculated to include 11 days at the former rate and 19 days at the new rate. This is due to the pensions increase coming into effect from 12th April. 

Retired Recently?

If your pension began on or before 27 April 2020  then the full increase of 0.5% applies.

Normally, if you have been on pension for under 1 year, you will only get a proportion of the full increase (i.e. 0.5%). 

Income Tax

If appropriate, income tax is deducted from your pension in accordance with instructions from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If you have a tax query you should contact HMRC directly.

You can contact HMRC at:

Address: Pay As You Earn, H.M. Revenue and Customs, BX9 1AS.

Telephone: 0300 200 3300

You need to quote the East Sussex County Council Pension Reference of 334/EZ61724 along with your payroll reference number and National Insurance Number, which will be found at the top of your pay advice slips. 

Changing address or bank/building society details.

If you have not registered for the member portal then any changes to addresses or bank details must be made in writing to the address below.

Contact Details

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 0300 200 1022

Address: ESCC Pensions, East F, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE