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

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Firefighters’ Pension Fund: payments, receipts and transfers

85.—(1) The Firefighters’ Pension Fund established and maintained by the Board for the purposes of the 2007 Scheme (“the FPF”), shall be used also for the purposes of payments and receipts required to be made by or under any provision of this Scheme.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), there shall be credited to the FPF or, where a transfer is made to the FPF from any other fund maintained by the Board, credited to the FPF and debited to that other fund—

(a)sums receivable from firefighters in respect of periods treated as reckonable by virtue of article 58 (reckoning of periods of unpaid leave or unauthorised absence);

(b)sums receivable under article 79 (receipt of transfer value payments);

(c)sums receivable from an English, Scottish or Welsh fire and rescue authority by way of transfer value payments in respect of persons who take up employment with the Board; and

(d)amounts of the descriptions mentioned in paragraphs (2) and (3) of article 86.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), there shall be payable out of the FPF or, if a transfer is made from the FPF to any other fund maintained by the Board, debited to the FPF and credited to that other fund—

(a)sums payable under article 18 (repayment of aggregate of employee’s contributions),

(b)awards payable under any provision of this Scheme (including the commuted portion of a pension to which article 19 (commutation: general) applies); and

(c)sums payable under Chapter 2 of Part 12 by way of transfer value payments.

(4) Every amount paid or repaid to or by the Board under this Part shall be credited or, as the case may be, debited, to their FPF.

(5) In this Part—

(a)references to the total amount payable out of the Board’s FPF do not include references to any amount which the Department required the Board to pay to it under any of articles 89 to 92;

(b)references to the total amount credited to the Board’s FPF do not include references to any amount which the Department pays to the Board for crediting to their FPF under any of articles 89 to 92.

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