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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21946: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the annual uptake of the phased retirement option of the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme, including the average number of years teaching staff work part-time while drawing part of their pension.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 18 March 2019

The following table sets out the number of phased retirements in the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme from 2015 - 2016. From the data available, the average time spent on phased retirement by members who are currently active is 1.89 years. The average time spent on phased retirement for those who have retired from the scheme is 1.76 years.

Year

Number of phased retirements

2018-2019
(to February 2019)

314

2017-2018

324

2016-2017

289

2015-2016

218