Public Sector Pension Reform
Scottish Government consults on increases in employee contributions for NHS, Teachers', Police and Firefighters' schemes in Scotland.
In October 2010, Lord Hutton of Furness published the interim report of his independent review of public sector pensions, commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This included a conclusion that, if the UK Government wished to make savings to the costs of public sector pension schemes in the short term, it would be more effective to increase member contributions rather than alter the benefit structure of schemes.
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
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 NHS Pension Scheme design in Scotland from 2015 have been set out within the Framework Document.
Finance Secretary John Swinney delivered a statement on public sector pensions in the Scottish Parliament on 28th November 2012. Whilst re-emphasising that UK Government sets the basic terms for public service pensions in Scotland he outlined the clarifications he has received from UK Ministers on the extent to which the Scottish Government has the flexibility to negotiate the detail of Scottish schemes.