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Pay and benefits: key differences in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Updating authors: Ian Holloway, Kate Upcraft and Nicky Stibbs, consultant editor (Scotland): Gillian MacLellan, consultant editor (Northern Ireland): Jonathan Simpson

Future developments

Student loans (Scotland): From 6 April 2021, a new student loan plan type for Scottish student loan repayers will be introduced. Scottish repayers will be migrated from plan 1 to the new plan type, to be called plan 4. The Scottish Government confirmed in the Scottish Budget on 6 February 2020 that it would continue to work towards raising the student loan repayment threshold to £25,000, from April 2021.