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Your pension will probably be your most important source of income when you retire. So it's important that you regularly review your arrangements to ensure they continue to meet your requirements. The information available in this site will help you do that.

The Combined Pension Scheme of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (CPS) is a contributory final salary unfunded public service pension scheme. Membership of this scheme is presently open to employees of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, National Nuclear Laboratory, International Nuclear Services and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. It is intended that from 1 April 2020 future pension provision for new employees will be under the Civil Servants and Others Pension Scheme (also known as alpha) which is a defined benefit career average arrangement.

This site also covers details of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Principal Non-Industrial Superannuation Scheme (PNISS) which is a closed pension scheme available to some employees of UKRI (formerly employees of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, Science & Technology Facilities Council, the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council) and the Ministry of Defence.

The information on this site is for general use and is provided for information purposes only. It cannot cover every personal circumstance nor does it cover specific protected rights that apply to a very limited number of employees.

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