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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Regulation 25

SCHEDULE 5TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

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1.  In this Schedule—

(a)“the former regulations” means any provisions which by virtue of these Regulations cease to apply to any person at any time;

(b)references to the revocation of any provision shall be taken to include its ceasing to apply to any person or in any situation (and related expressions shall be construed accordingly); and

(c)“the Scheme” means the 2014 Regulations and these Regulations.

2.—(1) The substitution of the Scheme for the former regulations does not affect the continuity of the law.

(2) Anything done or having the effect as if done under or for the purposes of any of the former regulations has effect, if it could have been done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of the Scheme, as if done also under or for the purposes of that corresponding provision.

(3) Any reference, whether expressed or implied, in the Scheme or in any other instrument or document to a provision of the Scheme shall, so far as the context permits, be construed as including, in relation to the times, circumstances and purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision of the former regulations has effect, a reference to that corresponding provision.

(4) Any reference, whether expressed or implied, in any provision of the former regulations or in any other instrument or document to a provision of the former regulations shall be construed, so far as is required for continuing its effect, as including a reference to the corresponding provision of the Scheme.

(5) Any document made, served or issued after the Scheme come into operation in relation to any person which contains a reference to any of the former regulations shall be construed, except so far as a contrary intention appears, as referring or, as the context may require, including a reference to the corresponding provision of the Scheme.

(6) Where any provision of the former regulations (“the re-enacting provision”) re-enacted, with or without modification, a previous provision revoked by the 2009 Regulations or any other former provision, then, so far as is necessary to prevent the continuity of law from being affected, any reference in the Scheme or in any other instrument or document to the re-enacting provision shall, so far as the context permits, be construed as including a reference to that previous provision.

(7) Where by virtue of paragraph 2(6) of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(1) any reference to such a previous provision includes a reference to an earlier provision, sub-paragraph (6) applies so as to include a reference to that earlier provision too.

3.—(1) Where—

(a)any provision continues to have effect in relation to any person by virtue of these Regulations; and

(b)on the day before the commencement date it has effect in relation to any person subject to any saving, transitional provision or modification,

nothing in these Regulations affects the operation of that saving, transitional provision or modification.

(2) The revocation by these Regulations of any provision previously revoked subject to savings does not affect the continued operation of those savings, in so far as they remain capable of having effect.

4.—(1) If any person to whom a relevant benefit is or may become payable would, apart from this paragraph be placed in a worse position in relation to that benefit than that person would have been in had these Regulations not been made and makes an election under this paragraph, these Regulations shall have effect, in relation to that person and that benefit, as if they had provided for that person’s position to continue without amendment (but see sub-paragraph (4)).

(2) An election under sub-paragraph (1) must be made by notice in writing given to the Committee before the expiry of the period of 6 months beginning with the commencement date.

(3) In this paragraph—

“relevant benefit” means a benefit payable to, or in respect of, a person who before the commencement date—

(a)

left an employment in which the person was an active member (whether or not the person has subsequently become an active member again); or

(b)

died while in such employment; and

“benefit” includes a return of contributions and any pension payable to a widow, widower, surviving civil partner, nominated cohabiting partner (as defined in regulation 42 of the 2014 Regulations) or any dependant by virtue of a surrender.

(4) If a election under sub-paragraph (1) is made in relation to the benefit in respect of a person who is an active member, or subsequently becomes an active member again—

(a)the election shall have effect in relation to the benefit only to the extent that it accrues or has accrued by virtue—

(i)of periods of membership before the member left the employment referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant benefit” (or, if the member left such an employment more than once, the last time the member left before the commencement date); or

(ii)of contributions paid in respect of such periods of membership; and

(b)in determining entitlement to, or the amount of, benefit to that extent, the member shall be treated as if the member had never become an active member again at any time after the member so left (but without prejudice to the application of this paragraph),

and these Regulations shall have effect accordingly.

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