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HMRC tax code issues - NHS and Teacher's scheme pensioners

Friday, 31 January 2014 16:30

The SPPA is aware that HMRC has assigned incorrect tax codes to some pensioner members of the Scottish Teachers' and Scottish NHS pension schemes.  That has resulted in a small number of people who were due to receive pension payments on 31st January not receiving a payment.

Read more: HMRC tax code issues - NHS and Teacher's scheme pensioners


Scheme pays & self-assessment

Friday, 13 December 2013 15:51

The following link sets out the deadlines for scheme pays elections and also advises Practitioners what they need to do for self-assessing their estimated Annual Allowance charge for 2012/13. SPPA will send out final 2012/13 AA statements for Practitioners once we have received salary details from PSD next year.

Further information



Technical Changes to Auto Enrolment

Friday, 29 November 2013 12:40

dwpThe Department of Work and Pensions has announced changes to automatic enrolment legislation, aimed at simplifying the process for employers. The majority of these changes came into force on 1st November 2013, with changes to the joining window and registration deadlines coming into force from 1st April 2014.

Detailed guidance has been provided by The Pensions Regulator.


Annual Report and Accounts Published

Friday, 08 November 2013 07:22

annual accountsAfter being laid before the Scottish Parliament, SPPA has now published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2012-2013.


The Local Government Pension Scheme 2015

Friday, 27 September 2013 11:53

Local Government Pension SchemeThe Scottish Local Government Pensions Advisory Group (SLOGPAG) began discussions about reforming the LGPS (Scotland) Pension Scheme in October 2012, as directed by provisions in the UK Public Service Pensions Act 2013. SLOGPAG is comprised of representatives from CoSLA, the Unions and the Scottish Government.

CoSLA and the Unions have identified their key priorities for the new scheme which focus on protecting the low paid and encouraging membership of the LGPS.

SLOGPAG have been working closely with the Government Actuary's Department (GAD) who are analysing the cost of the current scheme and projected cost of the new scheme to ensure that the LGPS remains affordable and fair for employees, employers and taxpayers.


Changes to the Police Pension Scheme in Scotland from April 2015

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:12

As you may be aware, new pension arrangements are to be introduced for public sector pension schemes from April 2015. The main features
of the new Police Pension Scheme design in Scotland from 2015 have been set out within the Framework Document.

A number of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) have also been produced to aid understanding of these changes. Further information


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