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

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PART 2Active member’s account

Establishment of active members account

11.—(1) A pension account must be established for each active member (“the active member’s account”) from the first day of pensionable service under this scheme.

(2) If a person is an active member in relation to more than one employment, only one active member’s account is to be established.

(3) The active member’s account must remain open until the member leaves all pensionable service under this scheme.

Receipt of club transfer values

12.—(1) This paragraph applies if a club transfer value is received from another club scheme in relation to an active member of this scheme.

(2) On receipt of the transfer value payment, the active member’s account must be credited with an amount of club transfer earned pension the member is entitled to under Section 3 of Chapter 2 of Part 7 (transfers).

Amount of pension for a scheme year

13.—(1) This paragraph applies in relation to every scheme year in which an active member’s account is open.

(2) The active member’s account must specify—

(a)the amount of standard earned pension (if any) for the year; and

(b)the amount of club transfer earned pension (if any) for the year.

(3) The standard earned pension is 1/54th of the member’s pensionable earnings for the year.

(4) The club transfer earned pension—

(a)is the amount which the member is entitled to count under Section 3 of Chapter 2 of Part 7 (transfers);

(b)must be specified separately in relation to each sending scheme.

Account to specify opening balance and index adjustment

14.—(1) This paragraph applies in relation to every scheme year in which an active member’s account is open other than the scheme year in which the account is established.

(2) The active member’s account must specify—

(a)the opening balance of standard earned pension for the scheme year and the index adjustment for that opening balance; and

(b)the opening balance of the club transfer earned pension (if any) for the scheme year and the index adjustment for that opening balance.

(3) The opening balance in relation to a description of pension—

(a)for the scheme year immediately following the scheme year in which the active member’s account is established, means the amount of that pension for the previous scheme year as at the end of the previous scheme year;

(b)for any subsequent scheme year, means the sum of the following amounts—

(i)the opening balance of that pension for the previous scheme year and the index adjustment for that opening balance; and

(ii)the amount of that pension for the previous scheme year as at the end of the previous scheme year.

(4) In this regulation, “a description of pension” means—

(a)standard earned pension; and

(b)club transfer earned pension (if any).

Actuarial reduction buy-out

15.  In relation to a scheme year which falls within a buy-out period (see regulation 44(6)) the entry in the account relating to the standard earned pension must note—

(a)that a buy-out election has effect (unless it is revoked); and

(b)the number of years in respect of which the actuarial reduction is to be bought out.

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