Category Archives: Pensions

  • SSTA Members’ Briefing 2017

    Seamus Searson the General Secretary would like to meet with SSTA members to discuss the issues that face secondary teachers (pay, workload, SQA etc.) and how we protect and improve conditions for members. This is your opportunity to have your say. A list of dates and venues are shown below. Agenda General Secretary – Members’ […]

  • SPPA Circular 2017/03 – Summer Retirals

    Please see the link to the SPPA  circular 2017/03 issued Wednesday 15 March 2017. The purpose of this circular is to: highlight the timescales for submission of summer retiral applications clarify process for late applications confirm the information required highlight facility for accepting electronic submission of applications direct requests for benefit estimates to My Pension […]

  • Pre-Retirement Seminars 2017

    In conjunction with Stuart McCullough from Llife Ltd, the SSTA is holding a number of Pre-Retirement seminars at the beginning of 2017. These seminars are designed to give guidance to members who are considering retiring in the next few years. Members are advised to gain information that will assist in planning the next step in […]

  • Pre Retirement Seminars 2016

    In conjunction with Stuart McCullough from Llife ltd, the SSTA is holding a number of Pre-Retirement seminars at the beginning of 2016. These seminars are designed to give guidance to members who are considering retiring in the next few years. Members are advised to gain information that will assist in planning the next step in […]

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015 – Pension Presentation

    A recording of the Pension Presentation given by an Independent Financial Advisor at the recent meetings with members is now available for members to view. You must be logged into the website to view the video. To login to the website you can use your eight digit membership number or your email address as the […]

  • Early Retirement Buy Out Reduction (ERBBO)

    Please see the statement received from the SPPA On 16 March SPPA wrote out to all scheme members who had either no protection or tapered protection setting out the changes being introduced from 1 April 2015. Enclosed with each letter was a leaflet which included details of the Early Retirement Buy Out Reduction and that […]

  • Meet the General Secretary – Pension Scheme

    Seamus Searson the General Secretary would like to meet with SSTA members to discuss the issues that face secondary teachers and how we protect and improve conditions for members. The General Secretary will also give an update on Pay, Workload and the New Qualifications. A list of dates and venues are below. At this meeting […]

  • TEACHERS’ PENSION SCHEMES 2015/12

    The purpose of circular 2015/12 is to provide clarification on: Contribution rates and tiers for members joining and leaving the scheme CARE members who have additional contracts Cash conservation Employee and employer contributions payable whilst a member is on sick leave/maternity leave/shared paternity leave/ adoptive leave Contributions for members who receive holiday pay quarterly Salary […]

  • Increase to public service pensions with effect from 6 April 2015

    Members should note the contents of the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme Circular 2015/10 STSS circular 2015 10 The purpose of this circular is to notify employers of the increase to public service pensions with effect from 6 April 2015. Employers should apply these increases to mandatory and discretionary compensation payments that they pay to retired […]

  • Penison Contribution Rates – School Rep Bulletin

    Pension Contribution Rates – February 2015 STSS New Pension Contributions rates from 1 April 2015 For all scheme Members 1. The tiered structure and rates for employee contributions are changing. 2. A members actual pay rather than whole time equivalent pay should be used to determine the contribution rate due. Employer contribution rates from 1 […]