Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

PART 8WF1...PAYMENTS AND PENSIONS

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Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. 8 applied (with modifications) (25.1.2016) by Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 6), ss. 25(3)(4), 46(1)

The Independent Remuneration Panel for WalesW

141The PanelW

(1)There is to continue to be a panel of persons known as the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

(2)Schedule 2 has effect in relation to the Panel.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 141 in force at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(b)

Principal functions of the PanelW

142Functions relating to payments to membersW

(1)For the financial year beginning 1 April 2012 and for each following financial year, the Panel may decide the relevant matters—

(a)for which a relevant authority will be required to make payments to members of the authority;

(b)for which a relevant authority will be authorised to make payments to members of the authority.

(2)Relevant matters are—

(a)matters relating to the official business of members of relevant authorities;

(b)periods of family absence under Part 2.

(3)Having exercised that power, the Panel must set for each relevant matter one of the following—

(a)the amount that a relevant authority must pay to a member of the authority;

(b)the maximum amount that a relevant authority may pay to a member of the authority.

(4)Having decided the relevant matters for which a relevant authority may be authorised or required to make payments under subsection (1) and set the amount or maximum amount for each matter under subsection (3), the Panel may determine that payments in respect of a particular matter or matters may not be paid to more than a fixed proportion[F2or specified number ] of the members of an authority.

(5)The proportion fixed by the Panel in accordance with subsection (4) may not exceed fifty per cent unless the consent of the Welsh Ministers has been obtained.

[F3(5A)The number specified by the Panel in accordance with subsection (4), expressed as a proportion of the total number of members of an authority, may not exceed fifty per cent unless the consent of the Welsh Ministers has been obtained.]

(6)The Panel may set—

(a)the maximum percentage or other rate by which a relevant authority will be entitled to adjust for a financial year the amounts that had effect for the relevant matters for the previous financial year;

(b)an index by reference to which a relevant authority will be entitled to adjust for a financial year the amounts that had effect for such of the relevant matters for the previous financial year as the Panel decides.

(7)The powers under subsection (6) may be exercised so as to—

(a)set a rate and an index in relation to the same matter;

(b)set different rates or indices in relation to different matters.

(8)When setting an amount under subsection (3), making a determination under subsection (4) or setting a rate or index under subsection (6), the Panel must take into account what it considers will be the likely financial impact of doing so on relevant authorities.

(9)The Panel may make different decisions under subsection (1), set different amounts under subsection (3), make different determinations under subsection (4) or set different rates or indices under subsection (6) in relation to authorities of different descriptions or different authorities of the same description.

(10)For the purposes of subsection (2) a matter relates to the official business of a member of a relevant authority if it is a matter which a member undertakes—

(a)as a member of a relevant authority, or

(b)as a member of a body to which the member is appointed by, or following nomination by, the relevant authority or a group of bodies including the relevant authority.

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Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I2S. 142 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(c)

I3S. 142 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(a)

143Functions relating to members' pensionsW

(1)This section applies in relation to members of relevant authorities who—

(a)are not co-opted members, and

(b)are for the time being eligible for membership of a pension scheme in accordance with regulations under section 7 of the Superannuation Act 1972 (local government pension schemes).

(2)The Panel may decide the descriptions of members to or in respect of whom a relevant authority will be required to pay a pension (a “relevant pension”).

(3)The Panel may decide the relevant matters in respect of which a relevant authority will be required to pay a relevant pension.

(4)The Panel may make different decisions in relation to authorities of different descriptions or different authorities of the same description.

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Commencement Information

I4S. 143 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(d)

I5S. 143 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(a)

[F4143AFunctions relating to salaries of heads of paid serviceW

(1)The Panel may make recommendations to a qualifying relevant authority about—

(a)any policy in the authority's pay policy statement which relates to the salary of the authority's head of paid service;

( b )any proposed change to the salary of the authority's head of paid service.

(2)A qualifying relevant authority must have regard to any recommendation received from the Panel when performing its functions under section 38 or 39 of the Localism Act 2011 (c. 20).

( 3 )A qualifying relevant authority must, before making a change to the salary of its head of paid service which is not commensurate with a change to the salaries of the authority's other staff—

(a)consult the Panel about the proposed change, and

(b)have regard to any recommendation received from the Panel when deciding whether or not to proceed with making the change.

[F5(3A)But a qualifying relevant authority that has consulted the Panel about a proposed reduction in salary may make the reduction before receiving a recommendation from the Panel if the contract under which the salary is payable does not prevent the authority from changing the salary after receiving a recommendation.

(3B)A qualifying relevant authority that makes a change to the salary of its head of paid service in accordance with subsection (3A) and subsequently receives a recommendation from the Panel about the change—

(a)must reconsider the salary, and

(b)when doing so, must have regard to the recommendation.]

(4)A qualifying relevant authority must provide the Panel with such information as the Panel may reasonably require in connection with the exercise of its functions under this section.

[F6(4A)The Panel must notify the Welsh Ministers of every recommendation it makes under this section.]

(5)The Panel may publish any recommendations it makes under this section.

[F7(5A)A qualifying relevant authority—

(a)must notify the Panel and the Welsh Ministers of its response to a recommendation made by the Panel about a change to the salary of its head of paid service before the end of the period of 14 days starting with the day on which the authority determines the response, and

(b)must not make a change to the salary before—

(i)the end of the period of eight weeks starting with the day on which the authority notifies the Welsh Ministers under paragraph (a), or

(ii)if, before the end of that period, the Welsh Ministers notify the authority that they will not be giving the authority a direction under subsection (5B), the day on which that notice is received.

(5B)If the Welsh Ministers consider that a qualifying relevant authority's response to a recommendation made by the Panel about a change of salary means that the authority will pay (or, under subsection (3A), is paying) a salary which is inconsistent with the recommendation, the Welsh Ministers—

(a)may direct the authority to reconsider the salary, and

(b)may specify in the direction the time by which the authority must do so.]

(6)The Panel must have regard to any guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers when exercising its functions under this section.

(7)In this section—

  • head of paid service ” (“ ”) means a head of paid service designated under section 4(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;

  • pay policy statement ” (“ ”) means a pay policy statement produced by a relevant authority (within the meaning of section 43(1) of the Localism Act 2011) under section 38 of that Act;

  • qualifying relevant authority ” (“ ”) means a relevant authority (within the meaning of this Part) which is required to produce a pay policy statement;

  • salary ” (“ ”) includes, in the case of a head of paid service engaged by a qualifying relevant authority under a contract for services, payments by the authority to the head of paid service for those services. ]

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Amendments (Textual)

F5S. 143A(3A)(3B) inserted (25.1.2016) by Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 6), ss. 40(2), 46(1)

F6S. 143A(4A) inserted (25.1.2016) by Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 6), ss. 40(3), 46(1)

F7S. 143A(5A)(5B) inserted (25.1.2016) by Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 6), ss. 40(4), 46(1)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 143A(1)(b)(3) excluded (conditional) (26.11.2015) by Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 6), ss. 29(7)(8), 46(2)

144Relevant authorities, members etc.W

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

(2)An authority is a “relevant authority” if it comes within one of the following descriptions—

(a)a local authority;

(b)a community council;

(c)a National Park authority (established under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995) for a National Park in Wales;

(d)a Welsh fire and rescue authority, that is an authority in Wales constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies.

[F8(da)a strategic planning panel (established under section 60D of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004);]

[F9(e)a body specified as a relevant authority in an order made by the Welsh Ministers.]

(3)A reference to a description of a relevant authority is to be read with subsection (2).

(4)Member”, in relation to a relevant authority, includes—

(a)an elected mayor of the authority (within the meaning of section 39(1) of the Local Government Act 2000),

(b)an elected executive member of the authority (within the meaning of section 39(4) of that Act), and

(c)a co-opted member of the authority.

(5)Co-opted member”, in relation to a relevant authority, means a person who is not a member of the authority (except by virtue of subsection (4)) but—

(a)is a member of a committee or sub-committee of the authority or is a member of, and represents the authority on, a joint committee or joint sub-committee of the authority, and

(b)is entitled to vote on questions for decision at meetings of that committee or sub-committee.

[F10(6)A body may only be specified as a relevant authority if—

(a)the Welsh Ministers exercise functions in respect of it,

(b)it exercises relevant functions, and

(c)its membership includes at least one member of an authority described in subsection (2)(a) to (d).

(7)A “relevant function” is—

(a)a function conferred by an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales, or

(b)a function that could be conferred by an Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

(8)Sections 142(4), 143, 147(3)(b) and 155 do not apply in relation to a relevant authority described in subsection (2)(e).]

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Amendments (Textual)

F8S. 144(2)(da) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 1 para. 9

Commencement Information

I6S. 144 in force at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(e)

Reports by the PanelW

145Annual reportsW

(1)The Panel must publish a report (an “annual report”) about the exercise of its functions with respect to each financial year.

(2)An annual report may impose requirements (including, amongst other things, requirements to make payments) on relevant authorities.

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Commencement Information

I7S. 145 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(f)

I8S. 145 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(b)

146First annual reportW

(1)The first financial year for which the Panel must publish an annual report under section 145 is the financial year beginning 1 April 2012.

(2)The report for that financial year (“the first annual report”) must be published no later than 31 December 2011.

(3)The first annual report must specify—

(a)the relevant matters,

(b)the amounts set under section 142(3),

(c)the proportion determined under section 142(4 ),

(d)the members of relevant authorities to or in respect of whom relevant authorities will be required to pay a relevant pension, and

(e)the relevant matters in respect of which a relevant pension is payable.

(4)After publishing the first annual report but before publishing the second annual report, the Panel may publish one or more supplementary reports.

(5)A supplementary report under this section may vary the provision made in the first annual report for the purposes of subsection (3)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e).

(6)In preparing a supplementary report under this section, the Panel must take into account—

(a)the first annual report and any supplementary reports relating to it, and

(b)the representations the Panel received about the reports referred to in paragraph (a).

(7)Before publishing the first annual report or a supplementary report under this section, the Panel must—

(a)send a draft to

(i)the Welsh Ministers,

(ii)those relevant authorities which are required or authorised by the Panel to make payment to their members in respect of relevant matters, and

(iii)such other persons as the Panel considers appropriate,

and,

(b)take into account the representations it receives about the draft.

(8)The provisions of the first annual report or a supplementary report under this section come into force on the date specified for that purpose in the report; but the report may not specify a date earlier than the last day of the period of three months beginning with the day after the date of publication.

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Commencement Information

I9S. 146 in force at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(g)

147Subsequent annual reportsW

(1)This section applies in relation to annual reports after the first annual report.

(2)An annual report must be published no later than—

(a)[F1128 February]in the financial year preceding that to which the report relates, or

(b)such later date as the Panel and the Welsh Ministers may agree.

(3)An annual report must specify—

(a)by reference to the amount having effect for each relevant matter, such rate or index as is set under section 142(6), and

(b)the descriptions of members of relevant authorities to or in respect of whom relevant authorities will be required to pay a relevant pension.

(4)An annual report may vary the provision made in the first annual report for the purposes of section 146(3)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e)[F12(including by specifying a number under section 142(4))].

(5)After publishing an annual report but before publishing the next annual report, the Panel may publish one or more supplementary reports.

(6)A supplementary report under this section may—

(a)vary the provision made in the annual report to which the supplementary report relates for the purposes of subsection (3)(a) or (b) (and may make provision for those purposes to the extent that the annual report does not);

(b)vary the provision made in the first annual report for the purposes of section 146(3)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) (or that provision as varied by virtue of subsection (4)).

(7)In preparing an annual report or a supplementary report under this section, the Panel must take into account—

(a)the previous annual report and any supplementary reports relating to it;

(b)the representations the Panel received about the reports referred to in paragraph (a).

(8)Before publishing an annual report or a supplementary report under this section, the Panel must—

(a)send a draft to the

(i)Welsh Ministers,

(ii)those relevant authorities which are required or authorised by the Panel to make payment to their members in respect of relevant matters, and

(iii)such other persons as the Panel considers appropriate,

and,

(b)take into account the representations the Panel receives about the draft.

[F13(9)The provisions of an annual or supplementary report under this section come into force on the date specified for that purpose in the report.

(10)Where subsection (11) applies, the report may specify that a qualifying provision is to be treated as having been brought into force up to 3 months earlier than the date of publication of the report.

(11)This subsection applies where a supplementary report contains a qualifying provision.

(12)A “qualifying provision” is a provision making a variation for the purposes of subsection (3)(a), (b) or (c) of section 146.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F11Words in s. 147(2)(a) substituted (30.9.2013) by Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 4), ss. 65(a), 75(2)(d)

F13S. 147(9)-(12) substituted for s. 147(2) (30.9.2013) by Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 4), ss. 65(c), 75(2)(d)

Commencement Information

I10S. 147 in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(l)

148Consultation on draft reportsW

(1)The Panel must not publish an annual report F14... before the end of the period of eight weeks beginning with the day on which it sends a draft of the report in accordance with section 146 or 147.

[F15(1A)The Panel must not publish a supplementary report—

(a)before the end of the period of four weeks beginning with the day on which it sends a draft of the report in accordance with section 147, or

(b)later than the end of the period of eight weeks beginning with the day on which it sends a draft of the report in accordance with section 147.]

(2)The Panel must, when it sends a draft of a report in accordance with either of those sections, place an electronic copy of the draft on its website.

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Commencement Information

I11S. 148 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(h)

I12S. 148 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(c)

149Directions to vary draft reportsW

(1)The Welsh Ministers may direct the Panel to reconsider a provision of a draft report.

(2)A direction under this section must specify—

(a)the provision,

(b)the reason for giving the direction, and

(c)the date by which the Welsh Ministers require the Panel to respond.

(3)The Panel—

(a)must respond to the direction no later than the date specified for the purposes of subsection (2)(c);

(b)may not publish the report before having responded to the direction.

(4)If the Panel decides not to vary the draft in accordance with the direction, it must specify in its response the reason for its decision.

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Commencement Information

I13S. 149 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(i)

I14S. 149 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(d)

150Administrative requirements in reportsW

(1)An annual report may impose on relevant authorities requirements for avoiding—

(a)duplication of payments made in respect of relevant matters;

(b)duplication as relevant matters of matters relating to the official business of members.

(2)For the purposes of a case where a member of a relevant authority does something which relates to another relevant authority (as well as the authority to which the member belongs), and for which a payment in respect of a relevant matter must be made to the member, an annual report must set out how to determine which of the authorities will be required to make the payment.

(3)An annual report may impose on relevant authorities requirements for keeping—

(a)records of requests for payments in respect of relevant matters;

(b)records of payments made in respect of relevant matters;

(c)records of payments made in respect of relevant pensions.

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Commencement Information

I15S. 150 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(j)

I16S. 150 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(e)

151Publicity requirements in reportsW

(1)An annual report may impose on relevant authorities requirements for making arrangements for publishing information of a specified description—

(a)about payments made in respect of relevant matters;

(b)about payments made in respect of relevant pensions.

[F16(c)about other payments made to members of relevant authorities from other public bodies.]

(2)The report may require different arrangements to be made by authorities of different descriptions or different authorities of the same description.

[F17(3)For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), a “public body” is—

(a)a local health board,

(b)a police and crime commissioner panel,

(c)a relevant authority,

(d)a body designated as a public body in an order made by the Welsh Ministers.]

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Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I17 S. 151 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011 , art. 2(k)

I18 S. 151 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187 , art. 2(2)(f)

152Publicising reportsW

(1)If the Panel publishes a report, it must notify—

(a)such persons as it considers are likely to be affected by the report, and

(b)such broadcasters and such members of the press as it considers appropriate.

(2)The Panel must secure reasonable availability of its reports to persons generally.

(3)Subject to subsections (1) and (2), the Panel may decide how to publicise its reports.

(4)In this section, “report” (except in relation to subsection (1)(b)) includes a draft of a report; and “publish”, in relation to a draft, means send to the persons to whom the draft is required to be sent under section 146 or 147.

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Commencement Information

I19S. 152 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(l)

I20S. 152 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(g)

Payments by relevant authoritiesW

153Compliance with Panel's requirementsW

(1)A relevant authority must comply with the requirements imposed on it by an annual report.

(2)The Panel may monitor the making of payments by relevant authorities in respect of relevant matters; and in so doing the Panel may require a relevant authority to provide it with such information as it specifies about—

(a)the matters which are relevant matters in relation to the authority;

(b)requests to the authority for payments in respect of relevant matters;

(c)payments made by the authority in respect of relevant matters.

(3)The Panel may monitor the making of payments by relevant authorities in respect of relevant pensions; and in so doing the Panel may require a relevant authority to provide it with such information as it specifies about—

(a)the members of the authority to or in respect of whom the authority is required to pay relevant pensions;

(b)payments made by the authority in respect of relevant pensions.

(4)A relevant authority must comply with a requirement imposed on it under subsection (2) or (3).

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Commencement Information

I21S. 153 in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(m)

154Members wishing to forgo paymentsW

(1)This section applies if a member of a relevant authority elects, by notice in writing given to the proper officer of the authority, to forgo (either completely or to the extent specified in the notice) entitlement to payments in respect of such relevant matters as are specified in the notice.

(2)The requirement imposed on the authority by an annual report to make payments in respect of such relevant matters as are specified in the notice does not apply in the case of that member (or does not apply in that case to the extent specified in the notice); and section 153(1) is to be read accordingly.

(3)Proper officer” has the meaning given in section 270(3) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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I22S. 154 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(m)

I23S. 154 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(h)

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(1)A relevant authority must not make payments in respect of relevant matters or a relevant pension to a person who is suspended or partially suspended from being a member of the authority by virtue of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 2000 (conduct of local government members etc.).

(2)The Welsh Ministers may, in such other cases as they consider appropriate, direct a relevant authority not to make payments (including in respect of pensions) in respect of such relevant matters as are specified in the direction.

(3)Before giving a direction under subsection (2), the Welsh Ministers must consult the Panel.

(4)A direction under subsection (2) is enforceable by mandatory order on the application of the Welsh Ministers.

(5)A relevant authority may require the repayment of payments made in respect of relevant matters or a relevant pension to a person in respect of a period during which that person was not entitled to receive the payment for any reason, including (but not limited to) any of the following reasons—

(a)the payments were made in breach of the prohibition in subsection (1);

(b)the payments were made in breach of a direction under subsection (2);

(c)the person had ceased to be a member of the authority.

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I24S. 155(1) in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(n)

I25S. 155(2)(3)(4) in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(n)

I26S. 155(2)(3)(4) in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(i)

I27S. 155(5) in force at 28.2.2014 by S.I. 2014/453, art. 2(b)

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156Directions to comply with requirementsW

(1)If the Welsh Ministers are satisfied that a relevant authority has failed to comply with a requirement relating to relevant matters which is imposed on it by or by virtue of this Measure, they may direct the authority to comply with the requirement.

(2)A direction under this section must specify—

(a)the requirement;

(b)the reason for giving the direction;

(c)the steps that the Welsh Ministers require the authority to take;

(d)the date by which the Welsh Ministers require the authority to take the steps.

(3)A direction under this section is enforceable by mandatory order on the application of the Welsh Ministers.

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I28S. 156 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(o)

I29S. 156 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(j)

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157GuidanceW

(1)The Panel may give guidance about how to comply with requirements imposed by annual reports.

(2)The power of the Panel to give guidance under subsection (1) includes the power to vary or revoke guidance given.

(3)A relevant authority must have regard to guidance given under subsection (1).

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I30S. 157 in force for specified purposes at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(p)

I31S. 157 in force at 30.4.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(2)(k)

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The Welsh Ministers may by order make modifications of this Part so as to—

(a)add, vary or omit provision about the Panel's membership, the tenure of its members, or its procedures;

(b)add, vary or omit provision conferring or imposing a function on the Panel.

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I32S. 158 in force at 31.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/2011, art. 2(q)

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(1)In this Part—

  • annual report” (“”) has the meaning given in section 145;

  • co-opted member” (“”), in relation to a relevant authority, has the meaning given in section 144;

  • financial year” (“”) means a period of 12 months ending with 31 March;

  • member” (“”) , in relation to a relevant authority, has the meaning given in section 144;

  • the Panel” (“”) means the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales;

  • relevant authority” (“”) has the meaning given in section 144 (and a reference to a description of a relevant authority is to be read in accordance with that section);

  • relevant matter” (“”) has the meaning given in section 142;

  • relevant pension” (“”) has the meaning given in section 143.

(2)The references in sections 153, 154 and 157 to requirements imposed by an annual report include a reference to requirements included in an annual report by a supplementary report.

160Consequential amendmentsW

Schedule 3 (payments and pensions: minor and consequential amendments) has effect.

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I33S. 160 in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(o)