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Police Service of Northern Ireland Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2012

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Amendments to the Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

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3.  For regulation 5 (pension contributions payable by police officers) of the Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009(1) substitute—

Pension contributions payable by police officers

5.(1) Subject to paragraph (5), a police officer whose basic annual salary is £27,000 or less shall pay to the Board pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 6 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 6.6 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.1 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(2) Subject to paragraph (5), a police officer whose basic annual salary is more than £27,000 but less than £60,000 shall pay to the Board pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 6 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.5 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5), a police officer whose basic annual salary is £60,000 or more shall pay to the Board pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 6 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7.25 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.75 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(4) The pension contributions payable under paragraphs (1) to (3) 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 that may be agreed by the Board in exceptional circumstances, be discharged by way of a reduction of the appropriate amount made by the Board from the instalment.

(5) Paragraphs (1) to (3) shall not apply in the case of a police officer who has made an election under regulation 7 which is, for the time being, in effect.

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

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

(b)in the case of a police officer in part-time service, the salary that would be payable to that police officer 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 police officer in accordance with such a determination..

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