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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 60

Fire Services

Pensions

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014

Made

27th February 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

3rd March 2014

Coming into force

1st April 2014

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 34 and 60 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 34(5) of that Act, they have consulted with such persons as they considered appropriate.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014.

(2) This Order comes into force on 1st April 2014.

Amendment of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Order 2007

2.  Schedule 1 to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Order 2007(2) (in which the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) is set out) is amended in accordance with article 3.

3.  For the Table in Annex A1 (pensions contributions), substitute—

Pensionable payContribution rate from 1st April 2014
Up to and including £15,0008.5% of pensionable pay
More than £15,000 and up to and including £21,0009.4% of pensionable pay
More than £21,000 and up to and including £30,00010.4% of pensionable pay
More than £30,000 and up to and including £40,00010.9% of pensionable pay
More than £40,000 and up to and including £50,00011.2% of pensionable pay
More than £50,000 and up to and including £60,00011.3% of pensionable pay
More than £60,000 and up to and including £100,00011.7% of pensionable pay
More than £100,000 and up to and including £120,00012.1% of pensionable pay
More than £120,00012.5% of pensionable pay.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

27th February 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order changes as from 1st April 2014 the pension contribution rates of firefighters in Scotland who are members of the New Firefighters Pension Scheme (Scotland).

(1)

2004 c.21; section 34 was amended by paragraph 66(2) of schedule 7 to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8); the functions of the Secretary of State as regards Scotland were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/849).

(2)

S.S.I. 2007/199; relevant amending instruments are S.S.I. 2012/107 and S.S.I. 2013/129.

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