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Teachers Consultations 2011

Consultation on Employee Contribution Rate Increases – Draft Amendment Regulations

The Scottish Government recently published a consultation on proposals for potential increases in the level of contributions scheme members will be required to make to the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme in Scotland from 1st April 2012, which ran from 7th October 2011 to 17th November 2011.

Following that consultation the draft regulations that will provide for the increased contributions to be applied from April 2012 have now been prepared.

The linked documentation provides a copy of those draft regulations which are issued for consultation and comment.

Link to consultation document

Link to draft regulations

This consultation ended on 3rd February 2012. All of the responses received were considered alongside all other available evidence and amendment regulations are now in force bringing the agreed increases in employee contribution rates into effect from 1st April 2012.

In setting the levels of employee contributions, Scottish Ministers have taken into account the need to protect the lower paid, minimising the risk of opt outs from the scheme and ensuring that the additonal burdens fall on those with the greatest ability to meet them.

Link to regulations

Link to circular informing employers of the changes

 

Consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates effective from April 2012

In his address to Parliament on 21st September on the Scottish Spending Review 2011, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, announced the Scottish Government's decision to reluctantly apply employee contribution increases for the NHS, Teachers', Police and Firefighters' schemes in Scotland.

Attached is a copy of the consultation on proposed increases to employee contribution rates effective from April 2012 for the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme.

Responses should be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail to the following address no later than 17th November 2011:

STSS Pensions Reform
Policy Branch
SPPA
7 Tweedside Park
Tweedbank
Galashiels
TD1 3TE

Consultation Response Form (Word Document) (PDF Document)

Link to Scottish Government Website