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Teachers Circulars 2018
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  Link   Circular 2018/11: Issued on 16 May 2018
The purpose of this circular is to provide clarification:
• On UK Government changes to Tax Free Childcare and clarification on approved and unapproved salary
  Link   Circular 2018/10: Issued on 27 April 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Confirm the implementation of a one stage Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) with effect from 1 May 2018
  Link   Circular 2018/09: Issued on 18 April 2018
The purpose of this circular is to inform Employers of a new Teachers’ Pension Calculator available on the SPPA Website
  Link   Circular 2018/08: Issued on 12 April 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
confirm the process and information required for the summer retiral applications.
  Link   Circular 2018/07: Issued on 29 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• request Annual Return data for 2017-18
• confirm submission deadlines
• inform employers about the new dedicated online Annual Returns area
• confirm that data should be submitted through the EDM portal
• indicate the schedule of relevant dates
  Link   Circular 2018/06: Issued on 28 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to note the arrangements for SPPA to provide pension information to employers for the 2017-18 Annual Reports and Accounts.
  Link   Circular 2018/05: Issued on 12 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to notify employers of the increase to public service pensions with effect from 9 April 2018. Employers should apply these increases to mandatory and discretionary compensation payments that they pay to retired teachers.
  Link   Circular 2018/04: Issued on 12 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to provide clarification on:
• Terminating employment to receive pension benefits before or after NPA (Normal Pension Age) excluding ill health
  Link   Circular 2018/03: Issued on 12 March 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Remind you that the Teachers In House AVC Provider is Prudential
  Link   Circular 2018/02: Issued on 23 February 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Notify employers of the increase to public service pensions with effect from 9 April 2018. Employers should apply these increases to mandatory and discretionary compensation payments that they pay to retired teachers.
• Advise that the rate to be used for the annual revaluation of Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) benefits accrued in the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme 2015 for active members is 4.6%
• Advise employers of the employee contribution pay bandings for 2018/2019
  Link   Circular 2018/01: Issued on 8 February 2018
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Inform the service how overpayments resulting from the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) reconciliation exercise will be managed.

Link to Scottish Government Website