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Public Sector Pension Reform

pension_reformScottish Government consults on increases in employee contributions for NHS, Teachers', Police and Firefighters' schemes in Scotland.

 

Background

Following the publication of Lord Hutton of Furness' review of public sector pensions in 2010 the UK Government commenced a programme of public sector pension reform based on the recommendations made by Lord Hutton.

Read more: Background

 

Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014

Representatives from COSLA, the trades unions and the Scottish Government, have developed proposals for a new Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme to be introduced from 1st April 2015. The consultation for the new scheme will run from the 6th January 2014 to 14th February 2014.

Proposed amendments to the existing Regulations will ensure that the reformed LGPS in Scotland complies with the UK Public Services Pensions Act 2013.

 

Proposed changes to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme from April 2015

As you may be aware, new pension arrangements are to be introduced for public sector schemes from April 2015. The main features of the proposed new Firefighters' Pension Scheme design in Scotland from 2015 have been set out within the Proposed Scheme. Key stakeholders continue to consider this offer but to help members understand what the offer means. Further details

 

Changes to the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme from April 2015

As you may be aware, new pension arrangements are to be introduced for public sector pension schemes from April 2015. The main features of the new Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme have been set out within the Framework Document.

Read more: Changes to the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme from April 2015

Changes to the Police Pension Scheme in Scotland from April 2015

As you may be aware, new pension arrangements are to be introduced for public sector pension schemes from April 2015. The main features
of the new Police Pension Scheme design in Scotland from 2015 have been set out within the Framework Document.

A number of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) have also been produced to aid understanding of these changes. Further information

 

 

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