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The New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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2007 scheme ceasing to have effect, with savings

4.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme set out in the Annex to the Firefighter’s Pension Scheme Order 2007(1) (“the 2007 scheme”) shall not have effect in relation to a person who takes up employment with the Board on or after 6th April 2006.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a person who—

(a)transfers to the employment of the Board from employment with a fire and rescue authority in England, Scotland or Wales; and

(b)immediately before 6th April 2006, was a member of the firefighters’ pension scheme established by the authority from whose employment he transfers.

(3) Where at any time in the period beginning on 6th April 2006 and ending on the date on which this Order comes into operation, a person becomes a member of the 2007 scheme on taking up employment with the Board—

(a)on the date on which this Order comes into operation—

(i)the 2007 scheme shall cease to have effect in relation to him, subject to the provisions set out in Schedule 3 (transitional arrangements); and

(ii)the provisions of the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) shall have effect in relation to him; and

(b)pensionable service that was reckonable service for the purposes of the 2007 scheme shall be treated as pensionable service reckonable under the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland).

(4) The 2007 scheme shall continue to have effect in relation to a person who, immediately before 6th April 2006, was a member of it or was entitled to, or in receipt, of an award paid under it.

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