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The Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Service reckonable by reason of transfer value

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15.—(1) This regulation applies to a regular police officer–

(a)who before the officer last became a regular police officer before the relevant date was subject to pension arrangements in pursuance of which a transfer value may be paid to the police authority (“former pension arrangements”); and

(b)in respect of whom a transfer value has, in pursuance of that officer’s former pension arrangements, been paid to the police authority of the force in which the officer is serving on the relevant date.

(2) There shall be reckonable by a regular police officer to whom this regulation applies, in respect of that officer’s former pension arrangements, a period of pensionable service calculated in accordance with tables and guidance issued for the purpose by the Scheme actuary, except that if the transfer value in question is paid and accepted under the public sector transfer arrangements, the period of pensionable service the officer concerned is entitled to reckon in respect of that officer’s former pension arrangements shall be calculated in accordance with the rules applicable to those public sector transfer arrangements.

(3) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply where the regular police officer concerned had a guaranteed minimum in relation to the pension provided by the former pension arrangements unless–

(a)the transfer value mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) is paid under the public sector transfer arrangements; or

(b)were the transfer value mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) to be paid, such part of it as relates to pension benefit accrual before 6th April 1997 is at least as great as the product of–

(A)the annual amount of the pension to which the officer would, if that transfer value were paid, be entitled under regulation 43; and

(B)the factor specified in column 2 of the following table opposite their age, as set out in column 1 of that table, as at the date when the police authority is requested to accept that transfer value:

AgeAppropriate factor
29 or under8
30 to 399
40 to 4910
50 or over12

(4) In this regulation, “the public sector transfer arrangements” means arrangements approved for the time being by the Minister for the Civil Service as providing reciprocal arrangements for the payment and receipt of transfer values for the purposes of these Regulations to or from other occupational pension schemes.

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