As part of the wider government review of public sector pension schemes, schools have been contacted suggesting that contributions will rise to 23.6% from September 2019. This is up from 16.48% for the 2018-2019 school year.
The DfE affirmed that there “will be funding from the DfE for the financial year 2019-20”.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, expressed that schools were “very concerned” about the impacts of the rising costs. He asserted that teachers should be “reassured” by DfE commitments to provide extra funding for 2019-2020, but concerned at the lack of concrete proposals for the future:
“… Schools and colleges face uncertainty beyond 2019-20 because we will not know the arrangements for future years until the comprehensive spending review has taken place next year”.