Teachers: Retirement:Written question - 212177

Q
(Exeter)
Asked on: 28 October 2014
Department for Education
Teachers: Retirement
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers retired (a) due to age, (b) due to health problems and (c) prematurely from publicly-funded schools in 2012-13.
A
Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 03 November 2014

The following table provides the number of teachers who were awarded age, ill-health and premature retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme in 2012-13 and whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England.

Age retirements

9,970

Ill health retirements

440

Premature retirements [1]

8,190

Total

18,600

Source: Teachers’ Pensioner Statistical System.

Figures are provisional and are rounded to the nearest 10.

[1] Includes premature and actuarially reduced awards of pension benefits.

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