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Teachers' Circulars 2011

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  Link   Circular 2011/13 : Issued 21st December 2011
The purpose of this circular is to:
1. confirm what changes if any are required to reporting of pensionable service to
SPPA.
2. outline a consistent approach to calculate hours worked for part-time local
authority teaching staff, to report to SPPA
3. provide step by step guidance for reporting process.
4. recommend appropriate action.
  Link   Circular 2011/12 - Issued 14th December 2011
Advice for Employers about reporting Strike Days.
  Link   Circular 2011/11 : Issued 1st September 2011
An update on tax following on from Circular 2011/4.
  Link   Circular 2011/10 : Issued 22nd August 2011
The purpose of this circular is to notify STSS employers and representatives that the early retirement actuarial factors for STSS Benefits have been amended
  Link   Circular 2011/09: Issued 11th August 2011
The purpose of this circular is to invite Employers to seminars being held on 15th,16th and 17th November 2011.
  Link   Circular 2011/08 : Issued 28th July 2011
The purpose of this Circular is to advise employer's of SPPA's process when sending data to employers and to remind employers of their responsibility when sending data to SPPA.
  Link   Letter to Employer: Issued 15th June 2011
This letter is issued to provide Employers with further information regarding Summer Retirals of 2011.
  Link   Circular 2011/7: Issued 20th April 2011
The purpose of this circular is to notify STSS employers and representatives of the timescales for submitting 2011 summer retiral applications.
  Link   Circular 2011/7: Annex A
To be used in conjuction with Circular 2011/7
  Link   Circular 2011/6: Issued 31st March 2011
The purpose of this circular is to notify Pension Managers and Superannuation Sections of the increase to Public Service Pensions with effect from 11 April 2011.
  Link   Circular 2011/5: Issued 9th March 2011
The purpose of this circular is to notify STSS members, their employers and representatives of changes made by the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/42) and the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2011(SSI 2011/52). The main changes made are to phased retirement, re-valuation of additional pension, indexation of pensions (including Mandatory and Discretionary compensation paid by employers); and to Pension Credit Members.
  Link   Circular 2011/5: Link to SSI 2011/42
  Link   Circular 2011/5: Link to SSI 2011/52
  Link   Circular 2011/4: issued 2nd March 2011
The purpose of this Circular is to inform stakeholders of the new Pension Tax Relief arrangements, auto-enrolment and the change from Retail Price Index to Consumer Price Index.
  Link   Circular 2011/3: Issued 25th February 2011
The purpose of this circular is to request Annual Return Data for 2010/11. Please follow the link below for Annex A.
  Link   Circular 2011/3: Annex A
  Link   Circular 2011/2: Issued 10th February 2011
The purpose of this circular is to publish the STSS 'A Guide to Ill Health Retirement' and provide guidance on completing applications.
  Link   Letter to Employer: Issued 21st January 2011
This letter informs employers about requesting service information from SPPA

  Link   Circular 2011/1: Issued 12th January 2011
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers that SPPA will be implementing an administrative charge for employers who wish SPPA to take over the responsibility of the compensation element of premature awards by means of capitalisation.

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