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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Transitional provisions applying to early retirement

189.Paragraph 12 of Schedule 3 (see paragraphs 517-523) contains transitional provisions preserving some rights to a pension entitlement determined under the calculation rules in the 1999 pensions order.

190.The provisions apply to individuals who were participants on 6 April 2006 under the old scheme rules. Those individuals have a limited right to retire from age 50 where they have at least 15 years relevant service before the “cut-off date” of the first general election after the new rules come into effect.

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