Pension consultation age discrimination

Created on: 15 Jan 2020 | Last modified: 11 Mar 2024

Latest updates will be posted below.

March 2024

Please note that Scottish Teachers Circular 2024/02 has been published on the SPPA website. The purpose of this circular is to advise employers of the introduction of a new members' contribution structure in the Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme (STPS). The contribution structure effective from 1st April 2024 is shown in Table 1 of circular 2024/02. Employers have been asked to inform members of the forthcoming changes.

February 2024

The EIS response to the Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme consultation on proposed changes to member and employer contributions from 1st April 2024 is available here

January 2024

The SPPA website now has information on how to apply to buy back into your pension if you opted out under the 2015 remedy.

Please follow the link here

September 2023

SPPA Remedy information including remedy calculator is available here

July 2023

The EIS response to the Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme Consultation on Implementing the 2015 Remedy is now available here

June 2023

The Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme's Consultation on Implementing the 2015 remedy is now available on the SPPA Website

The Consultation runs from 23rd May 2023 until 23rd July 2023.

The EIS response will be available in due course.

If you have any questions regarding this consultation please contact 

SPPA are not yet in a position to make revisions to pensions paid out from April 2022. Revisions to pensions will not be made until after October 2023 and possibly for some time after that date.

October 2022

The SPPA now have further information on their website as follows:

2015 Remedy Common Myths

2015 Remedy FAQs

September 2022

2022 Annual Benefit Statements are now available on the SPPA portal to active members.

A document with an update on The McCloud judgement 2015 Remedy and a link to statements is available here

Eligible members can use the 2015 Remedy Calculator to estimate what benefits they would be entitled to when they choose to retire

We advise members to check their statement each year to ensure the information thereon is correct.

March 2022

SPPA notice to employers can be viewed here

February 2022

SPPA have made changes to the 2015 remedy content on their website.

There is also a short video which can be viewed here

January 2022

Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme SAB response to HMT Consultation

EIS response to UK Government Consultation

Draft Consultation Response

November 2021

The Scottish Government consultation on amendments to the Teachers' Pension schemes in Scotland is now open and will close on the 16th January 2022. This is available via the following link:

Consultation procedures for any proposed changes to the Scottish Teachers Pension Schemes

February 2021

Pension remedy response from SPPA

Government response to consultation

October 2020

EIS response to UK Government Consultation can be viewed here.

Letter dated 8th October 2020 from the Scottish Teachers Pension Scheme Scheme Advisory Board to HM Treasury can be viewed here.

July 2020

Please note that Teachers' Circular 2020/07  has now been published on the SPPA website. The purpose of this circular is to inform scheme members and employers of the UK Government consultation on proposals to address the age discrimination in scheme reforms in 2015, and to provide an update on the cost control mechanism.

If you have any queries, please contact   

May 2020

The Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme Advisory Board published the minutes from their meeting held on 24th February 2020. The minutes can be read here.

April 2020

The General Secretary of the Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance issued an update on the 30th March 2020 which can be accessed here.

The Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme Advisory Board's response to the update can be viewed here.

March 2020

On 25th March 2020 the Economic Secretary to the Treasury laid a Written Ministerial Statement before the UK Parliament to provide an update on the progress being made to address the discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 public service pension scheme reforms.  Please see the update on the SPPA website through this link.

December 2019

Details of the Stakeholder Update on Employment Tribunal Consideration of Public Sector Pension Transitional Protection Cases can be found here.