Your guide to scheme regulations

Your teachers’ pension scheme is governed by a broad range of regulations. Use the table below to look up the regulations that are relevant to your scheme.

2015 CARE schemeThe Teachers’ Pensions (Remediable Service) (Scotland) Regulations 2023  SSI 2023/241Following the introduction of the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022, these regulations rectify the unlawful discrimination identified by the McCloud judgement for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2022
The Teachers' Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022. SSI 2022/102 This closes the legacy scheme making the 2015 scheme available to all members from 1 April 2022

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2014 – SSI 2014/292. As amended by SSIs 2015/97, 2016/62 and 2017/454

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 – SSI 2015/146

The 2015 Scheme and associated regulations cover teachers recruited from 1 April 2015 and those who do not have full or transitional protection from the Final Salary Pension Scheme.

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

Pre 2015 final salary schemeThe Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 2005 – SSI 2005/393. As amended by SSIs 2005/543, 2006/308, 2006/605, 2007/189, 2008/227, 2011/42, 2011/52, 2012/70, 2013/71, 2014/44, 2015/98, 2016/62Reflects the changes introduced for new members from 1 April 2007. Including the change to Normal Pension Age 65 for new members joining the scheme.
Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) SchemeThe Teachers’ Superannuation and Pension Scheme (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations – SSI 2017/283Regulations provide opportunity to make additional pension savings through an AVC. Special terms are available through Prudential.
Compensation for Premature RetirementThe Teachers’ (Compensation for Premature Retirement and Redundancy) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 – SI 1996/2317. As amended by SIs 1997/675 and 1998/719Provide compensation to teachers for premature retirement and redundancy


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