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Employee Contribution Increases (April 2012)

Friday, 15 June 2012 07:19

consultationsEarlier consultations confirmed the Scottish Government's intention to introduce increases in average employee contribution rates to the NHS, Teachers, Police and Firefighters' pension schemes in Scotland, via new, tiered member contribution rates with effect from 1st April 2012.

The first consultation issued in October 2011 provided an explanation of the policy background to the new contribution rates and the subsequent consultation issued in December 2011 on draft regulations provided detail on the rates effective from 1st April 2012. The consultations also alerted employers to the need to prepare systems and processes so that the new rates are fully operational from that date.

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Death Nomination Details

Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:36

If you wish any benefits payable on your death to be paid to your spouse, registered civil partner or nominated non legal partner you do not need to take any action as they are automatically covered by the scheme’s survivor benefits.

If however, you would like to nominate a specific person or persons to receive any benefits payable on your death, you must complete a nomination form. Once you make the nomination, you should notify SPPA of any changes to ensure that they reflect your wishes. You should also ensure that those you have nominated are aware of the terms of the nomination.

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Online Member Services Launched

Monday, 05 March 2012 10:25

my_pension_logoSPPA has now launched online services for members of the National Health Service and Scottish Teachers' Superannuation schemes. The service allows users to view and print Pension Benefit Statements, calculate pension estimates and contact us directly with queries or to notify us of changes to your details. Further Information

 

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

surveyThe results of our annual customer satisfaction survey are now available to view. Your responses are vital in helping us identify ways of improving our service. In the year ahead, we will be looking at how we can minimise the use of pension jargon within our literature and linking our survey results to customer focused staff training.

Thank you to all who took the time to respond. Commitment to Customers

 

Pension Increase Announcement

Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:15

information signThe Chief Secretary to the Treasury has announced that Public Sector pensions will increase by 5.2% with effect from 9th April 2012.   Further details, can be found in our annual pensioner's newsletter.

 

Consultation on Employee Contribution Rate Increases – Draft Amendment Regulations

Thursday, 22 December 2011 15:02

consultationsThe consultation on increasing employee contribution rates in 2012-13 ended on 17th November 2011.  Responses from that consultation have been reviewed and considered and we are now consulting on draft regulations which outline the proposed contribution rates for 2012/13.

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