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Teachers' Circulars 2019
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  Link   Circular 2019/06: Issued on 2 April 2019
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Confirm the process and information required for the summer retiral applications
  Link   Circular 2019/05: Issued on 21 March 2019
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Request Annual Return data for all active members
• Provide help and support information
• Highlight reporting requirements for members who have been on strike
• Highlight reporting requirements relating to backdated pay arrears
• Indicate schedule of relevant dates
  Link   Circular 2019/04: Issued on 18 March 2019
The purpose of this circular is to notify employers of the following change to the employer contribution rate from 1 April 2019:
1. The employer contribution rate of 17.2% will remain for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 August 2019.
2. The employer contribution rate from 1 September 2019 to 31 March 2023 will be 23%.
  Link   Circular 2019/03: Issued on 25 February 2019
The purpose of this circular is to:
• Notify employers of the increase to public service pensions with effect from 8 April 2019
• Notify employers of the employee pay banding for 2019/2020
• Notify employers of the pension increase for mandatory and discretionary compensation payments paid 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 4.0%
  Link   Circular 2019/02: Issued on 21 February 2019
The purpose of this circular is to note the arrangements for SPPA to provide pension information to employers for the 2018-19 Annual Reports and Accounts.
  Link   Circular 2019/01: Issued on 6 February 2019
The purpose of this circular is to advise employers and interested parties about the employer contribution rate to be applied from 1 April 2019.

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