North Yorkshire Pension Fund

Absences

Child related leave

You will continue to pay your basic LGPS contributions on any pay that you receive while you are off on child related leave.

Any period of unpaid additional maternity, paternity or adoption leave will not count for pension purposes unless you elect to pay Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) to purchase the amount of pension lost during that period of unpaid absence.

If you wish to purchase the amount of lost pension and make the election within 30 days of returning to work then the cost of the APC is split between you and your employer. You will pay one third of the cost and your employer will pay the rest. This is known as a shared cost additional pension contribution (SCAPC). You can pay these additional contributions in a one-off lump sum or through regular payments from your wages.

Strike

If you are absent for a day or more due to a trade dispute the period will not count for pension purposes unless you elect to pay APCs to purchase the amount of pension lost during that period of absence.

The cost of purchasing the amount of lost pension for the period of absence would be met fully by you; your employer does not make a contribution to the APC.

Unpaid leave

If you are granted unpaid leave of absence, including jury service, parental leave and unpaid leave at Christmas, the period will not count for pension purposes unless you elect to pay APCs to purchase the amount of pension lost during that period of absence.

To calculate the cost of any lost pension, access the calculator here