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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

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Part QDual mandate MSPs

Dual mandate MSPs

94A “dual mandate MSP” is a serving MSP whose salary is reduced under section 82 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

Pension reduction for dual mandate MSPs

95The following adjustments are to be made when doing the calculation set out in rule 38(1) in respect of any individual who was a dual mandate MSP during any period in which the individual was an MSP member—

(a)any reduction in final salary by virtue of section 82(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) is to be ignored,

(b)when determining A, any period of reckonable service as an MSP in respect of which the individual—

(i)made lower rate scheme member contributions, and

(ii)was a dual mandate MSP,

is to be reduced by the same proportion as the MSP’s salary was reduced during that period by virtue of section 82(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), and

(c)when determining B, any period of reckonable service as an MSP in respect of which the individual—

(i)made higher rate scheme member contributions, and

(ii)was a dual mandate MSP,

is to be reduced by the same proportion as the MSP’s salary was reduced during that period by virtue of section 82(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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