Your guide to scheme regulations

Your police pension scheme is governed by many regulations. The table below will help you look in detail at the regulations and legislation that cover your scheme.

Scheme

Regulations

Notes

2015 CARE scheme

Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/142)(as amended by SSIs 2015/325, 2017/387). The Police Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/118). SSI 2019/68

The 2015 Scheme and associated regulations cover police officers recruited from 1 April 2015 and those in the 1987 and 2006 schemes who do not have full or transitional protection.

Makes modifications to primary legislation for those staff transferring to the 2015 scheme to reflect contracting out, accrued pensionable service and ill-health benefits

2006 scheme The Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/201)(as amended by SSIs 2008/387, 2010/85, 2010/232, 2012/71, 2013/89, 2013/184, 2014/62, 2019/68) For police officers recruited from 6 April 2006. This section was closed to new members from 1 April 2015.
1987 scheme The Police Pensions Regulations 1987(SI 1987/257) (as amended by SIs 1988/1339, 1989/733, 1990/805, 1991/1517, 1992/1343, 1992/2349, 1994/641, 1996/867, 1997/1429, 1997/2852, 1998/577 and SSIs 2000/193, 2000/843, 2001/459, 2003/406, 2004/486, 2005/200, 2005/495, 2006/285, 2008/387, 2009/185, 2010/85, 2010/232, 2012/71, 2013/89, 2013/184, 2014/62, 2015/174, 2016/75, 2019/68)

 

This scheme was closed to new members from 6 April 2006.

Injury Benefits The Police (Injury Benefit)(Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/68)(as amended by SSIs 2008/387, 2009/185, 2010/232 and 2016/75, 2019/68) Provides compensatory payments for police officers and dependants for duty related injuries and deaths.
Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) Scheme The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991 (SI 1991/1304)(as amended by SSIs 2001/461, 2003/406, 2006/285, 2010/320, 2016/75, 2019/68) Regulations provided opportunity to make additional pension savings through an AVC. Special terms are available through Standard Life Closed to new members from 1 October 2010
Purchasing Additional Service The Police Pensions (Purchase of Increased Benefits) Regulations 1987 (SI 1987/2215) Only available for protected 1987 and 2006 members

 

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