10 July 2020
Mandatory Scheme Pays (MSP) The deadline for Mandatory Scheme Pays applications for 2018/19 is 31 July 2020. All applications must be received by SPPA on or before this date, any received after the deadline will only be treated as Voluntary Scheme Pays. The minimum Mandatory Scheme Pays application is £2,000. Voluntary Scheme Pays (VSP)
08 July 2020
Press release - 8 July 2020 The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is celebrating the 50th birthday of former Scotland Rugby international, Doddie Weir, by launching a month-long walking event to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – ‘the Doddie 500(00000)’
29 June 2020
If you’re receiving a dependants pension, you need to let us know if your full-time education circumstances have changed, as any change could impact on the payments you receive. If you’re not continuing your full-time education at the start of the new academic year, you need to let us know immediately If you’re planning on taking a break year or are unsure of your plans for the new academic year, then contact us to discuss your options.
28 June 2020
July 2020: Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – Reduced telephony service We’re continuing to follow Scottish and UK Government guidance and taken the appropriate preventative measures to protect our colleagues and services. We’re well prepared for the spread of the virus and continuing to deliver core services.
24 June 2020
Public service pensions in payment, together with those that are deferred for payment at a future date, are indexed annually based on the annual change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measured as at the previous September. In the 12 months to September 2019, CPI was 1.7%. As a result, an increase of 1.7% is to be applied from Monday 6 April 2020 for pensions in payment and deferred pensions.
NHS Scotland Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) Scheme - transfer from Equitable Life to Utmost Life and Pensions
12 June 2020
Equitable Life closed to new business in 2001 but the NHS Scotland AVC Scheme with Equitable Life remained open because it was established before the closure. As a result, members of the NHS Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) who had previously paid contributions to Equitable were permitted to continue in the AVC Scheme with them.
14 May 2020
The basic Personal Allowance will be £12,500 per year. Scottish Income Tax rates (if your main residence is in Scotland) Effective from 11 May 2020
13 May 2020
Please find the application form, rules and policy note for the NHS Scotland Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme (Scotland): Application Form Rules Policy Note
26 March 2020
The Coronavirus Act 2020 introduced on 25 March contains NHS Pension Scheme measures which immediately allow recently retired NHS staff to return to NHS work or increase their working commitments without their pension benefits being affected. These measures will provide valuable additional capacity to the NHS helping to ensure that the health care sector is able to meet the increased demands of the COVID-19 outbreak. Background The Coronavirus Act 2020 contains temporary measures that suspend the following scheme rules:
25 March 2020
On 25 March 2020 the Economic Secretary to the Treasury laid a Written Ministerial Statement before the UK Parliament to provide an update on the progress the government is making to address the discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms in some of the public service pension schemes.