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Pay and benefits: key differences in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Updating authors: Vince Ashall, Kate Upcraft and Nicky Stibbs, consultant editor (Scotland): Gillian MacLellan, consultant editor (Northern Ireland): Andrew Spratt

Future developments

Student loans (Scotland): The Scottish Government announced on 9 June 2018 that it will raise the student loan repayment threshold to £25,000, from April 2021. (This increase exceeds that announced in the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018/19, in which it said that it would raise the threshold to £22,000 by the end of the current parliamentary session.)