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Amendment of the Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007

3.—(1) The Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007(1) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 7 (pension contributions payable by regular police officers) substitute—

7.(1) Subject to paragraph (5) and regulation 7A, a regular police officer whose basic annual salary is £27,000 or less shall pay to the police authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where the officer is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 6.6 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.1 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay.

(2) Subject to paragraph (5) and regulation 7A, a regular police officer whose basic annual salary is more than £27,000 but less than £60,000 shall pay to the police authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where the officer is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.5 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5) and regulation 7A, a regular police officer whose basic annual salary is £60,000 or more shall pay to the police authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(a)in a case where the officer is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7.25 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay; and

(b)in any other case, 10.75 per cent of that officer’s pensionable pay.

(4) The pension contributions payable under paragraphs (1) to (3) upon each instalment of pay shall fall due at the same time as the instalment and may, without prejudice to any other method of payment that may be agreed by the police authority in exceptional circumstances, be discharged by way of a reduction of the appropriate amount made by the police authority from the instalment.

(5) Paragraphs (1) to (3) shall not apply in the case of a regular police officer who has made an election under regulation 9 which is, for the time being, in effect.

(6) For the purposes of this regulation “basic annual salary” means—

(a)in the case of a regular police officer in full-time service, the salary payable to that regular police officer in accordance with a determination made by Scottish Ministers under regulation 24 of the Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004; and

(b)in the case of a regular police officer in part-time service, the salary that would be payable to that officer in accordance with such a determination if that officer was in full-time service,

and does not include any bonus, weighting or other payment payable to the regular police officer in accordance with such a determination..