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Police Service of Northern Ireland Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2012

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Amendments to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988

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2.  For regulation G2 (pension contributions payable by member) of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988(1) substitute —

Pension contributions payable by member

G2.(1) Subject to paragraph (4), a member whose basic annual salary is less than £60,000 shall pay to the Board pension contributions at the rate of 1p a week less than—

(a)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation G7(5) for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 8.75 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 12.25 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), a member whose basic annual salary is £60,000 or more shall pay to the Board pension contributions at a rate of 1p a week less than—

(a)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation G7(5) for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 9 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 12.5 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(3) The pension contributions payable under paragraphs (1) and (2) upon each instalment of pay shall fall due at the same time as the instalment and may, without prejudice to any other method of payment, be discharged by way of a reduction of the appropriate amount made by the Board from the said instalment.

(4) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply in the case of a member who has made an election under regulation G4(1) which is, for the time being, in effect.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation “basic annual salary” means—

(a)in the case of a member in full-time service, the salary payable to that member in accordance with a determination made by the Department under regulation 23 of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations 2005(2); and

(b)in the case of a member in part-time service, the salary that would be payable to that member in accordance with such a determination if he was in full-time service,

and does not include any bonus, weighting or other payment payable to the member in accordance with such a determination..

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S.R. 1988 No. 374. Regulation G2 was amended by S.R. 1990 No. 411, S.R. 1993 No. 327 and S.R. 2004 No. 384. There are other amendments to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988, but none is relevant.

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