Annual pension increase

Your railways pension is reviewed every year. It increases in line with orders published by the government, and is matched to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure from the previous September.
Details about the % annual increases are published in the Spring issue of Penfriend.

2021 railways pension increase

For the 2021/​22 tax year, your railway pension will increase by up to ​0.5% from ​​12 April 2021. 
You will be sent a payslip showing your revised pension (if you are eligible for an increase) in line with your first pension payment.

Changes to your bank details

The payroll is processed ​a week before the payment date.​  If you change your bank or building society account, you must tell pensions administrator Railpen about your new account details at least 10 days before your pension is due.

If you can’t give this much notice, you should keep your old bank account open to avoid any payment delays.
Log into your myRPS account (or register for one) to tell Railpen about changes to your account details. Alternatively, email the Helpline on or telephone 0800 012 1117.  Please quote your Pension Reference Number.