Date lodged: 26 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government which body will bear liability for any shortfall in new pension schemes for British Transport Police in Scotland officers and staff.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 12 March 2018
The British Transport Police pension schemes are shared cost schemes where members pay 40% of the required contributions and employers pay 60%. The Scottish Police Authority as the sponsoring employer will therefore be legally responsible for any employer liability under these arrangements. Work is ongoing to develop the preferred option for transferring BTP staff and officers in line with Scottish Ministers’ aim of no detriment to their pension provisions with funding of the scheme being considered as part of this position.