Your Scottish Police 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, find 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, three occupational pension schemes for the Police in Scotland: the Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) 1987, New Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2006 and Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015.

These schemes are statutory and guaranteed by law, providing pensions and life assurance for police officers in Scotland.

These schemes are administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency on behalf of Scottish Ministers and SPPA is also responsible for scheme regulations.

Description of the benefits that can be paid to police officers who are injured on duty.

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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.

Police 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.