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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Benefits, Membership and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Active members

  5. 4.Contributions payable by active members

  6. 5.Meaning of “pensionable pay”

  7. 6.Benefits

  8. 7.Periods of membership

  9. 8.Calculation of length of periods of membership

  10. 9.Final pay: general

  11. 10.Final pay: reserve forces, maternity leave etc.

  12. 11.Final pay: fees

  13. 12.Power of employing authority to increase total membership of active members

  14. 13.Power of employing authority to award additional pension

  15. 14.Election in respect of additional pension

  16. 15.Elections to pay AVCs

  17. 16.Retirement benefits

  18. 17.Retirement after the normal retirement date

  19. 18.Flexible retirement

  20. 19.Early leavers: business efficiency and redundancy

  21. 20.Early leavers: ill-health

  22. 21.Election for lump sum in lieu of pension

  23. 22.Limit on total amount of benefits

  24. 23.Death grants: active members

  25. 24.Survivor benefits: active members

  26. 25.Meaning of “nominated cohabiting partner”

  27. 26.Meaning of “eligible child”

  28. 27.Children’s pensions

  29. 28.Children’s pensions: active members

  30. 29.Calculation on leaving early

  31. 30.Choice of early payment of pension

  32. 31.Early payment of pension: ill-health

  33. 32.Death grants: deferred members

  34. 33.Survivor benefits: deferred members

  35. 34.Children’s pensions: deferred members

  36. 35.Death grants: pensioner members

  37. 36.Survivor benefits: pensioner members

  38. 37.Children’s pensions: pensioner members

  39. 38.Pension increases under the Pensions (Increase) Acts

  40. 39.Commutation: small pensions

  41. 40.Commutation: exceptional ill-health

  42. 41.Guidance on future costs

  43. 42.Pension debits

  44. 43.No double entitlement

  45. 44.Members of local authorities

  46. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      Councillor Members

      1. CONTRIBUTIONS

        1. Pay

          1. 1.For regulation 5 (meaning of “pensionable pay”) substitute– (1) A councillor member’s pensionable pay in any year is...

      2. BENEFITS

        1. Preliminary

          1. 2.For regulation 8(5) (calculation of length of periods of membership)...

          2. 3.Omit regulations 9 (final pay: general) and 11 (final pay:...

        2. Retirement benefits

          1. 4.Omit regulation 19 (early leavers: business efficiency and redundancy).

          2. 5.In regulation 20 (early leavers: ill health) for paragraph (1)...

        3. Death grants

          1. 6.In regulation 23 (death grant: active members), for paragraphs (3)...

          2. 7.In regulation 32 (death grants: deferred members), for paragraph (3)...

          3. 8.In regulation 35 (death grants: pensioner members), for paragraph (3)...

      3. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

        1. Increases of membership and pensions

          1. 9.Omit regulations 12 (power of employing authority to increase total...

  47. Explanatory Note

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