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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/01993 Date received: 23 July 2018 Date responded: 16 August 2018
From 2013 to the present, please provide:
Every case where you have exercised your powers of pension forfeiture under regulation K5 of the Police Pension Regulations 1987. And if so, please state how much of the pension was forfeited. Please note the reason it was forfeited, if possible.
The powers to exercise forfeiture under Regulation K5 rest with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), not SPPA or Scottish Ministers. Although Scottish Ministers must certify the conditions for forfeiture have been met, it is for SPA to determine whether forfeiture should be applied and also the amount to be forfeited.
However, I can confirm that there have been three cases that resulted in forfeiture of pension since 2013. In each case the pension was reduced by 65%.