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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 56

Fire And Rescue Services

Pensions

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

Made

27th February 2014

Coming into operation

1st April 2014

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 10(1), (3), (4) and (5) of the Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984(1), and now vested in it(2) and with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel in accordance with Article 10(1) of that Order makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2014.

Amendment of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

2.  The Annex to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007(3) (in which the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) is set out), shall be amended in accordance with Article 3.

3.  In Schedule 7 for the table in paragraph 3 of Part A1 (pension contributions) substitute—

Pensionable payContribution rate from 1st April 2014
Up to and including £15,00011.0 % of pensionable pay
More than £15,000 and up to and including £21,00012.2 % of pensionable pay
More than £21,000 and up to and including £30,00014.2 % of pensionable pay
More than £30,000 and up to and including £40,00014.7 % of pensionable pay
More than £40,000 and up to and including £50,00015.2 % of pensionable pay
More than £50,000 and up to and including £60,00015.5 % of pensionable pay
More than £60,000 and up to and including £100,00016.0 % of pensionable pay
More than £100,000 and up to and including £120,00016.5 % of pensionable pay
More than £120,00017.0 % of pensionable pay

Revocation

4.  The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 is revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 27th February 2014.

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Sharon Gallagher

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

The Department of Finance and Personnel approves this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 27th February 2014.

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John McKibbin

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order further amends the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007.

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 is revoked and replaced.

The amendment is to provide a different rate for pension contributions payable by members of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme which increase according to the amount of pensionable pay which the member receives. The contribution rates are specified in the Table. The contribution rate for members whose pensionable pay is £15,000 or less remains unchanged.

(1)

S.I. 1984/1821 (N.I. 11) Article 10(5) was amended by S.I. 1998/1549 (N.I.11) Article 4. Article 10 was continued by S.I.2006/1254 (N.I.9) Article 60(1) and (2)

(2)

See S.R. 1999 No. 481 Article 6(c) and Schedule 4, Part III

(3)

S.R. 2007 No. 144 relevant amendment is SR 2013 No. 85

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