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Yes. Accrued pension rights will be protected in an independent Scotland. Our plans are as follows:

  • for those people living and working in Scotland at the time of independence, the UK pension entitlement they have accrued prior to independence will become their Scottish State Pension entitlement

  • any pension entitlement accrued in Scotland after independence will also form part of that Scottish State Pension

  • on retirement, the Scottish State Pension will be paid by the Scottish Government

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.