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The New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

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2.  In Part 3 (personal awards)—

(a)in article 12 (award on ill-health retirement), in paragraph (4) for “The amount of the higher tier ill-health pension” substitute “The amount of the higher tier ill-health award”;

(b)in article 17A (additional pension benefit: long service)—

(i)in paragraph (2), for the words after the formula substitute—

Where—

A is the number in years (counting part of a year as the appropriate fraction) by which the member’s continuous pensionable service in the employment of the Board and subsequent continuous pensionable service up to and including 30th June 2007, exceeds 15 but does not exceed 20; and

B is the number in years (counting part of a year as the appropriate fraction) by which his continuous pensionable service in the employment of the Board and subsequent continuous pensionable service up to and including 30th June 2007, exceeds 20 but does not exceed 30.;

(ii)in paragraph (3), for “Where” substitute “Until 11th April 2011, where”;

(iii)after paragraph (3), insert—

(3A) On and after 11th April 2011, the amount of additional pension benefit (as calculated in accordance with paragraph (2) and paragraph (3) and, if applicable, paragraph (3B) and this paragraph) shall be increased on the first Monday of the following relevant tax year by the same amount as any increase which would have applied if that additional pension to which the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971(1) applied and the beginning date for that pension were the 1st July of the tax year immediately before the relevant tax year.

(3B) For the avoidance of doubt, the increase of additional pension benefit in the tax year 2010/2011 shall be increased by the same percentage as the percentage increase in the Consumer Prices Index in September 2010 with effect from Monday 11th April 2011.;

(iv)in paragraph (5) for “paragraph (3)” substitute “paragraphs (3) and (3A)”, and before the expression “relevant tax year” insert—

“the beginning date” means the date on which the pension is treated as beginning for the purposes of section 8(2) of the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971;

“following relevant tax year” means the tax year after the relevant tax year, in relation to which the member is not a pensioner member or a deferred member;;

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