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Joint Superannuation Services (JSS) are responsible for the administration of the Research Councils' Pension Scheme (RCPS).

The RCPS is a 'by-analogy' scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) and follows the scheme rules of the PCSPS - external link.

JSS News

  • Employee Contributions Rates from 1 April 2021

    The employee contribution rates from 1 April 2021 have now been published. More information can be found on the news page.

  • RCPS Reform Update. Continuation to 2024/25

    An update on RCPS reform has been published. More information can be found on the news page.

  • Cyber security incident with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

    An update on the recent UKRI cyber security incident has been added to the news page.

  • 2021 Pension Increase

    Information regarding the 2021 Pension Increase has been added to the news page.

  • Added Pension year end deadline

    Members in classic, classic plus, premium and nuvos can make a one-off lump sum contribution into the current scheme year. More information including deadlines can be found on the news page.

  • Brexit Have you been told your UK bank account is closing?

    If you live outside of the UK and have a UK bank account you may have been told by your bank that the account will need to be closed, further details can be found on the news page.

  • Information for members that have exceeded the 2019-20 Annual Allowance

    Information regarding the 2019-20 Annual Allowance has been published on the news page.

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