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This section outlines any proposed changes to the NHS Scheme in relation to Scotland.

Consultation on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme Scotland Regulations

1. The NHS (Superannuation Scheme) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018

This instrument will amend the National Health Service (Scotland) Superannuation Regulations 2011 (the 1995 section) and the National Health Service (Scotland) Pension regulations 2008 (the 2008 section).

2.  The NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018.

This instrument will amend the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (the 2015 scheme) and the NHS Pension Scheme (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Scotland Regulations (The transitional regulations).

The main change is the insertion of an updated employee contribution table for 2018 -2019  at the appropriate place in the 1995 and 2008 sections and 2015 scheme regulations. The table updates the pay bands on which the employee contribution percentages are set for 2018-2019 .

Details of other proposed changes to the scheme regulations are listed in appendix A to the consultation letter.

Closing date for comments is Monday 30 October

Consultation Letter

Online Response Form

Printable Response Form

The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

Consultation on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme Scotland Regulations

1.  The NHS (Superannuation Scheme) Injury Benefits and AVCs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

This SSI will amend the National Health Service (Scotland) Superannuation Regulations 2011 (the 1995 section), the National Health Service (Scotland) Pension regulations 2008 (the 2008 section),  the National Health Service (Scotland) (Injury Benefits) Regulations 1998 and National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) (Additional Voluntary Contributions ) Regulations 1998.


2. The NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2016.This SSI   will amend the National Health Service Pension Scheme(Scotland) Regulations 2015 (the 2015 scheme) and the NHS Pension Scheme (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Scotland Regulations (The transitional regulations).

 

Summary of the main Changes

Amendments to the regulations include:

  1. Insertion of an updated employee contribution table at the appropriate place in the 1995 and 2008 sections and 2015 scheme regulations.  The table updates the pay bands only to reflect the pay award from 1 April 2016.
  2. Technical amendments as a consequence of the abolition of “contracting out”.
  3. Miscellaneous amendments  updating references to the Pension Schemes Act 1993 and removing obsolete references to “safeguarded rights” and “safe guarded percentages”.
  4. Amendments to reflect shared parental leave.
  5. An amendment to the Injury benefit  Regulations so that a person in receipt of permanent injury benefit payments under the IB regulations and who was in receipt of certain social security benefits  and which were replaced by the social security benefit known as “employment support allowance”, is not detrimentally affected by that replacement where the amount of employment and support allowance is greater than the amount of replaced social security benefits he was receiving.
  6. An amendment to the AVC Regulations to enable a member’s money purchase additional voluntary contribution pension pot to be taken as a lifetime allowance excess lump sum.
  7. Amendments to the Transitional and Consequential Provisions Regulations  inserting a new regulation to deal with the effect of recommencing pensionable service following a break in employment and it’s effect on the calculation of , where appropriate, an ill health pension or death in service benefit.
  8. A number of other technical amendments.

This consultation has now closed

Consultation Letter

Online Response Form

Printable Response Form

The National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme), Injury Benefits and AVC (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016


Consultation on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme Scotland Regulations

The attached draft statutory instruments  amend the National Health Service (Scotland) Superannuation Regulations 2011 (the 1995 section), the National Health Service (Scotland) Pension Regulations 2008 (the 2008 section) and the National Health Service Pension Scheme(Scotland) Regulations 2015 (the 2015 scheme). The proposed amendments reflect the NHS Scotland 1st April 2015 pay uplift in the employee contribution earnings tiers and correct a number of minor errors in previous drafting. The closing date for comments is Friday 4th December 2015.

Consultation Letter

Online response form

Printable response form

The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015

The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

 

 

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