TPS (England and Wales)

The Department for Education re-appointed Capita Business Services Ltd to administer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) from October 2011. The TPS is the second largest pension scheme in the country with 1.6 million members and has been administered by Capita since 1996. The new contract, worth £80 million, is for a period of seven years, with an option to extend by up to three further years.

Teachers Pensions (TP) are responsible for administering teachers’ pensions on behalf of the government. Their job is to help teachers with their pensions and also to support the employers of teachers throughout England and Wales.

Their website including contact details can be found here.


STSS is administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) which is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. Their principal role is to administer the pensions, premature retirement and injury benefits schemes for employees of the National Health Service in Scotland (NHSSS) and for members of the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme (STSS).

They have responsibility for developing and maintaining the regulations covering the NHSSS, STSS, Local Government, Police and Fire pensions schemes in Scotland as well as determining appeals by members of these schemes. They also provide pension administration services to third parties on a contract basis.

Further information on SPPA and the Scottish public sector schemes, as well as contact details, can be found on their website here.


The Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme is administered the Teachers’ Pensions Branch of the Department of Education, Northern Ireland (DENI)

Further information and contact details can be found here.