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The Teachers' Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

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Maximum purchase of added years

11.  In Schedule 3 to the 1992 Regulations, for paragraph 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph:–

2.(1) This paragraph applies to a teacher who–

(a)at the start of his most recent pensionable employment was entitled in respect of a former employment to material benefits, whether or not they had then become payable; or

(b)will become entitled to retirement allowances under the Teachers' Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(1) or under a scheme approved by virtue of section 591(2)(h) of the Taxes Act.

(2) Material benefits comprise–

(a)any benefits by way of pension, allowance, lump sum or gratuity whose actuarial equivalent as an annuity for life from the age of 60 would be more than £260 per year or such higher amount as may be prescribed from time to time by regulations made under section 21(1) of the 1993 Act, and

(b)any refund of contributions which, together with any interest payable, exceeded £2,000.

(3) Where this paragraph applies and the number of years calculated in accordance with sub-paragraph (4) is lower than the number specified against the teacher’s adjusted age in the Table, paragraph 1(1) applies with the substitution of that lower number as “A”.

(4) The number of years is the highest one that secures that E+F+G+H does not exceed J, where–

  • E is the actuarial equivalent as an annuity for life from the age of 60 of any material benefits,

  • F is the actuarial value as such an annuity of any expected retirement allowances such as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b),

  • G is the actuarial equivalent as such an annuity of the notional retirement lump sum,

  • H is the annual amount of the notional pension, and

  • J is two thirds of the notional pensionable salary.

(5) The notional retirement lump sum, pension and pensionable salary–

(a)where the election is made before the teacher attains the age of 60, are those resulting from the assumptions that he continues in pensionable employment until that age and then becomes entitled to retiring allowances and that the salary scale applicable at the date of the election continues to apply; and

(b)where the election is made after the teacher has attained the age of 60, are those resulting from the assumptions that he ceased to be in pensionable employment on his 60th birthday and then became entitled to retiring allowances..

(1)

S.I. 1995/2814.

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