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The Public Service Pensions (Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 340

Pensions

The Public Service Pensions (Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

20th September 2016

Coming into operation

11th October 2016

The Department of Finance makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(1) and 2(a), 3(1) and (3) and 25(3) of the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014(1).

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Pensions (Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 11th October 2016 and shall have effect from 1st April 2016.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations “the scheme” means the scheme established under The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014(2).

Extension of scheme

3.—(1) The following persons are specified as persons to whom the scheme may potentially relate.

(2) These are—

(a)persons employed by the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman(3).

Revocation

4.  The Public Service Pensions (Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015(4) is hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance on 20th September 2016.

(L.S.)

Emer Morelli

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

These Regulations specify persons employed by the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman as persons to whom the scheme, established under The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014, may potentially relate, in accordance with section 25(3) of the Public Service Pensions (Northern Ireland) Act 2014. It has retrospective effect from 1st April 2016 by virtue of section 3(3)(b) of the 2014 Act.

Regulation 4 of these Regulations revokes the Public Service Pensions (Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.

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