Search Legislation

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 35: Total reckonable service

134.Rule 35 provides for the calculation of an individual’s “total reckonable service”. Total reckonable service is used in relation to the calculation of entitlement to short service refunds under Part M and entitlement to transfers under Part N.

135.Total reckonable service is the total of any periods where an individual acquires reckonable service:

  • as an MSP only (under rule 33);

  • as an office-holder only (under rule 34); and

  • as both an MSP and office-holder (under both rules 33 and 34).

136.The wording of the rule avoids any period of service being double-counted. Any period during which an individual is both an MSP and office-holder would be counted under rule 35(c) only.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources