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Chair & Vice Chair appointments: Scottish NHS, Teachers, Police & Fire Pension Boards

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:40

The Scottish Government wishes to appoint high calibre, independent Chairs and Vice Chairs of statutory Pension Boards being set up from April 2015.

This is an exciting time to join one of these new advisory Boards, offering successful applicants the opportunity to help shape that board as it becomes established. Supporting Scottish Ministers, each Pension Board will work closely with the administrator of these pension schemes, the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA).

Read more: Chair & Vice Chair appointments: Scottish NHS, Teachers, Police & Fire Pension Boards

 

Thinking about transferring out?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:02

Thinking about transferring your benefits out of the NHS, Teachers, Fire or Police schemes?  Changes are being introduced to transfers out which take effect on 6 April 2015.  If you require further information, please click on the relevant NHS, Teachers STSS, Fire or Police tab below.

Read more: Thinking about transferring out?

 

Governance Boards

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:47

Reforms introduced by the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (the Act) are bringing about significant changes in the public service pensions landscape. These go beyond the terms and benefits offered in Scotland's main public service pension schemes to encompass a new approach to governance designed to reinforce the importance of transparency and accountability.

Read more: Governance Boards

 

Pension Reform Employer Timetable

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:41

During the past 12 months we have been working with our system provider (Heywood Ltd), and engaging with our employer technical working groups, to document the requirements for the new CARE scheme which is being introduced from 1 April 2015.  These requirements turned in to agreed system
specifications which have been or are currently being developed and tested by SPPA and Heywood.

Read more: Pension Reform Employer Timetable

 

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

Monday, 12 January 2015 15:51

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 12th March 2014. From 16th December 2014, a same sex couple can give notice of intention to marry with the minimum notice period of 15 clear days. The first same sex marriage ceremonies took place on 31st December 2014.

Also, from 16th December, civil partners who registered their partnership in Scotland can change their relationship into a marriage. The Scottish Government intends to issue a short discussion paper soon on changing civil partnerships to marriage for civil partnerships that were registered outside Scotland. Civil partnership will continue to be available to same-sex couples although the Scottish Government intends to
consult soon on the future of civil partnerships in Scotland.

Read more: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

 

Annual Report and Accounts Published

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:22

annual accountsAfter being laid before the Scottish Parliament, SPPA has now published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2013-2014.

 

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