As soon as you start your employment with Dstl, you are eligible to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
If this is the first time you have worked for a public service employer, you will be able to choose between – alpha, which is a ‘career average’ scheme and partnership which is a ‘defined contribution’ arrangement.
If you have worked for a public service employer in the past, you may have different choices.www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions
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Contributions are going up, benefits aren't. Still not bad, but getting eroded