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The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and come into force on 1st October 2010.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendments to the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991

2.—(1) The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991(1) are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 3(2) (making and acceptance of elections) insert—

(2A) No election under regulation 4(1) (election to pay basic contributions) or 5(1) (elections in respect of death benefit cover) made on or after 1st October 2010 is to be accepted.

(2B) (2B)  No election under regulation 6(1)(a) (election to alter amount of basic contributions) or regulation 6(2)(a) or 6(3) (elections to alter amount to be secured by death benefit contributions) made on or after 1st October 2010 is to be accepted if it would have the effect of increasing the amount of the basic contributions or the amount to be secured by the death benefit contributions, as the case may be..

(3) In regulation 4(1) (election to pay basic contributions) after “at any time” insert “before 1st October 2010”.

(4) In regulation 5(1) (elections in respect of death benefit cover) after “at any time” insert “before 1st October 2010”.

(5) In regulation 6 (variation and cancellation of elections)—

(a)at the start of each of paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) insert “Subject to paragraph (4),”; and

(b)after paragraph (3) insert—

(4) An election may not be made under any of the preceding paragraphs of this regulation on or after 1st October 2010 if it would have the effect of increasing the amount of the basic contributions or the amount to be secured by the death benefit contributions, as the case may be..

(6) At the start of regulation 10(1) (inward transfers) insert “At any time before 1st October 2010,”.

Amendment to the Police Pensions Regulations 1987

3.  In regulation E8(2B)(a) (increase of widow’s pension or child’s allowance during first 13 weeks) of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987(2) for “paragraph 4 of Part V of that Schedule (member’s injury award)” substitute “paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the Injury Benefit Regulations (police officer’s injury award)”.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

7th September 2010

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