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Retained Firefighters Pension Settlement

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:54

In September 2013, SPPA consulted on draft amendments to Firefighters' Pension schemes to provide retained firefighters employed in a Scottish fire and rescue authority between 1st July 2000 and 5th April 2006 with comparable pension rights to those enjoyed by regular firefighters during the same period.

The enabling legislation came into force on 23rd May 2014.  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will implement an options exercise to provide eligible retained firefighters affected with an opportunity to join the new pension arrangements in due course.

Read more: Retained Firefighters Pension Settlement


Pensioner Newsletter 2014

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 06:00

newsletterOur annual newsletter for NHS and STSS Pensioners is being distributed along with all P60s during April 2014. This year we include information about the Pension Increase of 2.7% and further developments to our online web services. There are also some important reminders for those considering going back to work.


HMRC tax code issues - NHS and Teacher's scheme pensioners

Friday, 31 January 2014 16:30

The SPPA is aware that HMRC has assigned incorrect tax codes to some pensioner members of the Scottish Teachers' and Scottish NHS pension schemes.  That has resulted in a small number of people who were due to receive pension payments on 31st January not receiving a payment.

Read more: HMRC tax code issues - NHS and Teacher's scheme pensioners


Scheme pays & self-assessment

Friday, 13 December 2013 15:51

The following link sets out the deadlines for scheme pays elections and also advises Practitioners what they need to do for self-assessing their estimated Annual Allowance charge for 2012/13. SPPA will send out final 2012/13 AA statements for Practitioners once we have received salary details from PSD next year.

Further information



Technical Changes to Auto Enrolment

Friday, 29 November 2013 12:40

dwpThe Department of Work and Pensions has announced changes to automatic enrolment legislation, aimed at simplifying the process for employers. The majority of these changes came into force on 1st November 2013, with changes to the joining window and registration deadlines coming into force from 1st April 2014.

Detailed guidance has been provided by The Pensions Regulator.


Annual Report and Accounts Published

Friday, 08 November 2013 07:22

annual accountsAfter being laid before the Scottish Parliament, SPPA has now published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2012-2013.


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Link to Scottish Government Website