Contribution Pay

Contribution pay can be awarded to staff in the form of a recurrent or non-recurrent payment.

Please note that the information provided below is for 2018-19. Information for 2019-20 will be available here soon. 

Academic Staff Reward Committee (ASRC)

The Academic Staff Reward Committee (ASRC) considers contribution pay for the following groups of staff:

  • Academic Staff (both NAC and pre-NAC)

  • Teaching-only Staff

  • LSE Fellows

  • Research Staff (bands 6 upwards, both NRSC and non-NRSC)

  • Policy Staff 

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants

 2018-19 Guidelines and nomination form 


Date / Deadline


Lent Term

HR Reward team to send salary information, indicative budget and guidelines to line managers. 

31 May 2019

Line managers to send nominations to the HR Reward team (

25 June 2019

Academic Staff Reward Committee meeting chaired by the Director. 

27 June 2019

Human Resources Committee meeting.

By 31 July 2019

HR Reward team issues letters to line managers to pass on to staff.

 Committee terms of reference, membership and meeting dates are available here.

Professional Services Staff Contribution (PSSC)

Professional Services Staff Contribution (PSSC) considers contribution pay on an annual basis for the following groups of staff:

  • Professional Services Staff

  • Research Staff (bands 5 and below)

 2018-19 Guidance and form


Date / Deadline


Early March 2019

Reward team to send link to guidance, indicative budget and salary data to Group Heads and Group E managers

17 April 2019

Group E only: Head of Department/Institute/Centre to send nominations to HR Partners.

17 April 2019

Group Heads A to D to send nominations to the Reward Team (

3 June 2019

Moderation meeting chaired by the Pro Director, Faculty Development

27 June 2019

Human Resources Committee meeting 

By 31 July 2019

Reward team informs Group Heads of the Committee’s decision and issues letters for Group Heads and Group E managers to pass on to staff. 

 Committee terms of reference, membership and meeting dates are available here



If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact a member of the HR Reward Team at