Last reviewed on 3 May 2022
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Learn about how the grant is now included in the national funding formula, and see the most recent allocations of the grant and how it's calculated.

What is it?

The employer contribution rate for the Teachers' Pension Scheme increased from 16.4% to 23.6% from 1 September 2019.

The teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) is how the government provides the £1.5 billion per year to fund the increase.

Most schools receive the grant through the national funding formula (NFF)

For the 2022 to 2023 financial year, most schools will continue to receive the funding for your increased pension costs through the high needs and central school services block (CSSB) of the NFF, instead of receiving separate grants. See our summary of the NFF.

If you’re a mainstream academy or a non-maintained special school, the funding will be paid to