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Thank you for your request for information about the following:
‘Under the Freedom of Information Act I am requesting the following information:
The value of the top 10 highest pensions (by annual income) currently in pay to members of the NHS Pension Scheme’
Your request was received on 24 October 2023 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A copy of the information is attached. Please read the below notes to ensure correct understanding of the data.
Only members who are currently in receipt of benefits as of 31 October 2023 are assessed – i.e. if benefits have been stopped (for example, due to death), they will not be included.
Pension rate is based on what the current rate in payment is for each member. It does not necessarily mean the member has received that amount of money for the last 12 months or will go on to receive it for the following 12 months, as rates can change throughout the year.
All members in receipt of benefits are included in the assessment, including Pension Credit Members, Adult Dependants and Child Dependants. Members with benefits based on their own accrued service or contributions are defined as NHS Pensioners.
If you have any queries regarding the data provided, or if you plan on publishing the data please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ensuring you quote the above reference. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.
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