Your Scottish Firefighters' pension scheme

Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: Reduced telephony service

To date, we’ve followed 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 ready to continue to deliver core services.

From April 2021 we amended our telephone service, you can found out more here.

For all other enquiries, please contact: sppacontactus@gov.scot

We’ll update our website when our full service is restored. The SPPA appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. A SPPA Covid-19 FAQ can be found here.  

There are currently four occupational pension schemes for firefighters administered by SPPA on behalf of Scottish Ministers. These are the Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Scotland) 1992, New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2006, Retained Firefighters' Modified Pension Scheme and Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015. SPPA is also responsible for scheme regulations.

The schemes are statutory and guaranteed by law and provide pensions and life assurance for firefighters in Scotland.

Guide to awards made under the Firefighters' Compensation Scheme (Scotland).

Access our Firefighters Factors

Please click on the title above to see all the Firefighters Forms.

A basic guide to tax on pensions.

The 2015 Remedy is the term used for the pension scheme changes announced by the UK government. This was in response to the 2018 Court of Appeal ruling that found the pension scheme reforms introduced on 1 April 2015 discriminated against younger members of the legacy schemes.

Firefighters Scheme FAQs What pension scheme will individuals be a member of from 1 April 2022? From 1 April 2022, all those who continue in service will be eligible to do so as members of their respective reformed pension schemes (i.e.