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Legislation and Regulatory Compliance

The Teachers Pension Scheme in England and Wales, the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme and the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme are all statutory schemes which are set up under regulations rather than having a trust deed and rules.

TPS (England and Wales)

The most recent regulations are as follows:

A summary of the changes made in the 2010 regulations can be found here.


There are three main sets of regulations which govern the STSS:

  • the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/393) (as amended)
  • the Teachers' (Compensation for Premature Retirement and Redundancy) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2317) (as amended)
  • the Teachers’ Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/2814) (as amended)

Further detail is available at the SPPA website.


The up to date regulations can be found on the Department of Education Northern Ireland website