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The Health and Social Care Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Contributions by employing authorities

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32.—(1) The employing authority of an active member of this scheme must contribute to the scheme in respect of the pensionable earnings of the member at the employing authority’s standard rate: 16.3%.

(2) Paragraph (3) applies if—

(a)during the same period a person who belongs to any groups A to C in the table in regulation 27(1) holds more than one employment (whether under a contract of service or for services) with an employing authority; and

(b)is an active member of this scheme in respect of each employment.

(3) This regulation and regulations 33 and 34 apply in respect of each employment as if it were the only employment held by the person.

(4) The Department may direct that for the purposes of this Part, “employing authority” includes one or more of the following—

(a)a successor, transmittee or assignee of an employing authority’s business or functions;

(b)the last employing authority of a person to whom these regulations apply.

(5) The employing authority’s standard rate contribution must be paid to the scheme manager not later than the 19th day of the month following that in which the member is paid the pensionable earnings to which the contribution relates.

(6) A member’s employing authority is determined in accordance with the following table where column 1 describes the nature of the member’s engagement in the provision of health services and column 2 identifies the employing authority relating to that engagement.

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Column 1

Nature of engagement

Column 2

Employing authority

Employment by an HSC organisationThe HSC organisation
Employment by a GMS practice, an APMS contractor or OOH providerThe GMS practice, an APMS contractor or OOH provider in question
Employment by a determination employerThe determination employer
Medical practitioner employed by a medical contractor or non-GP providerThe RHSCB

Medical contractor or non-GP Provider

(including an ophthalmic medical practitioner who is a party to GOS arrangements)

The RHSCB
Dental practitioner or vocational trainee providing GDS servicesThe RHSCB
GDS providerThe RHSCB

(7) Despite paragraph (1), employing authority contributions for—

(a)a medical practitioner employed by a medical contractor or non-GP provider must be paid by the medical contractor or non-GP provider (as the case may be);

(b)a medical contractor (including an ophthalmic medical practitioner who is a party to GOS arrangements) or a non-GP provider must be paid by the medical contractor or non-GP provider (as the case may be).

(8) Contributions payable by an employing authority under regulation 47(3) or 56 for a medical practitioner employed by a medical contractor or non-GP provider must be paid by the medical contractor or non-GP provider (as the case may be) rather than the RHSCB.

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