Pension Increase 2019
The Department of Finance has made an Order to provide for increases in the rates of Northern Ireland public service pensions. The increase reflects annual changes in the cost of living as measured by CPI. The annual percentage change in CPI as at September 2018 was 2.4%. From 8 April 2019 public service pensions in payment which began before 9 April 2018 will be uprated by 2.4%, and pensions which came into payment on or after 9 April 2018 and before 8 April 2019 will receive a pro-rata increase.