The Scottish Government announced on 25 June 2019 that it will introduce legislation both in the Scottish and UK Parliaments that will extend the availability of civil partnership to mixed sex couples. The date mixed sex civil partnerships will be available will be determined by the legislative timetable but SPPA will introduce changes to scheme regulations to reflect the change when introduced.

Occupational pensions policy is reserved to the UK Government and consideration is being given to how the extension of civil partnerships to mixed sex couples should be treated with regard to the benefits paid by the schemes.

Published on 26 June 2019