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The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Transitional provisions

    1. CHAPTER 1 Eligibility

      1. 3.Eligibility of pensioners

    2. CHAPTER 2 Notices and elections

      1. 4.Carry-forward of old scheme opt-out

      2. 5.Nominations, notices and declarations

    3. CHAPTER 3 Membership status and breaks in service

      1. 6.Active member status preservation

      2. 7.Qualifying service

      3. 8.Members on authorised unpaid leave

      4. 9.Casual staff and locums not working on eligibility date

      5. 10.Disqualifying breaks in service

    4. CHAPTER 4 Contributions and final pay

      1. 11.Contribution rate setting : Groups A to C

      2. 12.Contribution rate setting : Group D

      3. 13.Taper protection for contribution tiering

      4. 14.Determination of pensionable pay, final pensionable pay and reckonable pay

      5. 15.No refund of contributions in cases of inordinate pay

      6. 16.Cessation of final salary link on payment of benefits

      7. 17.Final salary link : mental health officers

      8. 18.Uprating of old scheme practitioner earnings

      9. 19.Flexibility earnings credit : calculation

      10. 20.Flexibility earnings credit : uprating

      11. 21.Flexibility earnings credit : adjustment of pension payable

    5. CHAPTER 5 Additional contributions

      1. 22.Existing additional service and unreduced lump sum contracts

      2. 23.Existing additional pension contracts

      3. 24.Additional contributions : ill-health

      4. 25.Decoupling of benefits derived from additional contributions

    6. CHAPTER 6 Bulk Transfers

      1. 26.Acceptance of bulk transfers

    7. CHAPTER 7 Retirement benefits

      1. 27.Ill health benefits : continuity of existing applications

      2. 28.Ill health benefits : members below old scheme normal pension age

      3. 29.Ill health benefits : members above old scheme normal pension age

      4. 30.Age retirement of mental health officers, nurses, physiotherapists, midwives and health visitors

      5. 31.Partial retirement

      6. 32.Redundancy retirement

      7. 33.Premature retirement : special classes

      8. 34.Interests of efficiency of the service

      9. 35.Variations to lump sums for 1995 and 2008 pensioners joining new scheme

      10. 36.Abatement

      11. 37.Abatement : special classes

    8. CHAPTER 8 Death benefits

      1. 38.Death in service

    9. CHAPTER 9 Option to convert service

      1. 39.Option for 1995 Section members to convert to 2008 Section membership

  4. PART 3 Amendments to the old scheme

    1. 40.Amendments to the old scheme

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Eligibility of pensioners

      1. 1.Eligibility of 1995 Section pensioners to join new scheme

      2. 2.Eligibility of 2008 Section pensioners to join new scheme

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Amendments to the old scheme

      1. PART 1 Amendment of the 2011 Regulations

        1. 1.General

        2. 2.Amendment of regulation B2

        3. 3.Amendment of regulation B3

        4. 4.Amendment of regulation E12

        5. 5.Amendment of regulation R7

        6. 6.New regulation U5

        7. 7.Amendment of Schedule 1

      2. PART 2 Amendment of the 2013 Regulations

        1. 8.General

        2. 9.Amendment of regulation 2.B.1

        3. 10.Amendment of regulation 2.B.3

        4. 11.Amendment of regulation 2.D.13

        5. 12.Amendment of regulation 2.F.9

        6. 13.Substitution of regulation 2.F.13

        7. 14.New regulation 2.J.15

        8. 15.Amendment of regulation 3.B.1

        9. 16.Amendment of regulation 3.B.3

        10. 17.New regulation 3.D.18

        11. 18.Amendment of regulation 3.F.9

        12. 19.Substitution of regulation 3.F.13

        13. 20.New regulation 3.J.15

  6. Explanatory Note

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