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Police and Firefighters Survivors' Pensions

Monday, 05 October 2015 08:30

The Scottish Government has announced a change to the pensions paid to the survivors of police officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

Although the 2006 and 2015 police and firefighter schemes allow for lifetime adult survivor pension awards, pensions paid to widows, widowers and civil partners under the 1987 Police and 1992 Firefighter pension scheme regulations are withdrawn on remarriage, registering for a civil partnership and in the case of the police scheme, cohabitation.

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Annual Report and Accounts Published

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 08:55

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After being laid before the Scottish Parliament, SPPA has now published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2014-2015.


Contribution Rate Increase – Teachers' Employers

Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:54

As of 1st September Teachers' employers will be required to pay a contribution rate of 17.2% on pensionable earnings. As detailed in circular 2015/3 (February 2015), this new rate will apply until 31st March 2019 before being revised in line with the outcome of the next scheme valuation.


Employer eBulletin - New Telephone System

Friday, 07 August 2015 07:33

SPPA recently introduced a new telephone operating system for distributing calls within the Agency. This eBulletin contains information regarding the new system. Read More

Pensions Ombudsman Decision - Milne vs. GAD

Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:57

The Scottish Government is aware that former fire-fighters and police officers who retired between December 2001 and late 2006 may be affected by the pensions Ombudsman's findings in Milne vs. the Government Actuary's Department. Read More


Employer eBulletin

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:38

Please see below the first and second issues of the SPPA Employer eBulletin.

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