Talking to people working in other areas of the publice sector, including a nurse and a fireman a yet another Christmas party last night the subject of pensions was raised. Although both part of fairly generous schemes they have to contribute a % of their monthly pay towards their eventual pensions. Both were amazed to find out that we don't contribute to ours and that it maxes out at 22 years, depending on rank for the final figure. This got me thinking, are there any plans to make us start contributing towards our pensions? Surely the bean counters at the Treasurey in their eternal quest to cut costs in the Army wouldn't pass on the opportunity to save some cash this way.