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Consultation on Draft Regulations for Employee Contribution Increases from April 2013

consultationsA consultation on draft regulations to introduce proposed increases in employee contributions to public sector pension schemes in Scotland from April 2013 has now concluded.

In a statement to Parliament on 28th November 2012, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, announced the Scottish Government’s decision to implement the second annual increment of UK Government proposed employee contribution increases for the Teachers’, NHS, Police and Firefighters’ schemes in Scotland. The full text of that statement can be viewed in the Official Report for that day and via the Scottish Parliament website.

On 20th December 2012, the SPPA began public consultations on draft regulations that will introduce the Scottish Government’s proposals for these increases to the Teachers’, NHS, and Firefighters’ pension schemes in Scotland. A consultation concerning the Police Pension Scheme began on 24th January 2013 and concluded on 20th February 2013.

The Scottish Government welcomes views on these proposals, which can be made via the following links:

Consultation on draft regulations to introduce employee contribution increases

NHS Superannuation Scheme in Scotland     (Consultation ended 12th February 2013)
Teachers’ Pension Scheme in Scotland         (Consultation ended 1st February 2013)
Firefighters’ Pension Schemes in Scotland      (Consultation ended 1st on February 2013)
Police Pension Schemes in Scotland             (Consultation ended 20th February 2013)

Link to Scottish Government Website