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The Pension Ombudsman published his final determination on the case Milne vs. the Government Actuary's Department on 15th May 2015.

The Scottish Government notes the Pensions Ombudsman's decision. The Scottish Public Pensions Agency took immediate steps to meet the scheme's obligations to Mr Milne following that decision.

The Scottish Government is considering the wider implications of this judgement and will work closely with the UK Government to ensure that similarly affected retired fire-fighters and police officers are put in the financial position they ought to be in as soon as possible.

This is a complex issue which is likely to take some time to resolve. Those affected by this decision should be in no doubt that the Scottish Government is committed to making sure that people receive the pension payments they are entitled to, in full and as soon as possible.

Link to Scottish Government Website