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Portfolio of investments held for pensions: FOI release

Published: 4 Jan 2018
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02994
Date received: 10 December 2017
Date responded: 28 December 2017

Information requested

Please provide full and comprehensive details of the portfolio of investments held by the Scottish Government to provide pensions for civil servants and retired MSP's. Please provide details retrospectively from 2008 until the present.


The answer to your question is all Principal Civil Service Pension Schemes (PCSPS) are defined benefit schemes. These schemes are not invested.

The Scottish Government does not provide pensions for retired MSPs. MSPs are eligible for the Scottish Parliamentary pension scheme which is administered by The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA). You can contact SPPA at

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

4 Jan 2018
Portfolio of investments held for pensions: FOI release