Just had a look at what I'll be getting when I leave in 2020, then redid the calculation but rewinded everything by five years as if that is when my 22 would be up.
The b@stards are screwing me out of 2k every year!!!
Just to confirm that pension increases to still happen at age 55 in AFPS 15. If you take the AFPS 15 element at age 55, remember that it will be reduced by the actuary to take account of it coming into payment early.
Leaving a day or two before 1 April 2015 could affect your AFPS 75 pension in two ways:
First, the pension codes normally run from 1 April to 31 March each year. If there is a pay rise for 2015, the pension codes will rise and you will not get the benefit of the higher rates.
Second, pension increases are proportionate in the first year and, when compounded, it works out better to leave in early April than any other time of the year.
Depends on inflation between now and then and how the Govt choses to measure it.
I also left aged 42 and my uplift at 55 was about 80% (about 50% points of that was 13 years' worth of inflation and the other 30 points down to the restoration of the full pension since I'd gone for full commutation on leaving). I was on the 75 scheme.
It's fairly easy to put your own details in (I managed it OK) and it gives you an idea of the increase you are likely to get.
The link for the RPI/CPI no longer works but thos can be found here Retail Prices Index and Consumer Price Index
Don't forget the change from RPI to CPI from Apr 2011, using the figures from September the previous year.