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The Firefighters’ Pension Schemes (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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24.  In Part 1 (citation and interpretation), in rule 2(1)—

(a)in the appropriate places insert—

“the 2013 Act” means the Public Service Pensions Act 2013;

“connected member” has the meaning given in rule 1C of Part 2;

“connected special member” has the meaning given in rule 1D of Part 2;

“continued pension” has the meaning given in rule 1B of Part 3;

“continuity of service” has the meaning given in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the 2015 Regulations;

“equivalent amount to the NFPS lower tier ill-health pension” has the meaning given in regulation 65(4) of the 2015 Regulations;

“final salary link” means the final salary link which applies when the requirements of paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of Schedule 7 to the 2013 Act are met;

“scheme closing date” means 31st March 2015;

“scheme employment”, in relation to the 2015 Scheme, has the meaning given in regulation 6 of the 2015 Regulations;

“tapered protection closing date” has the meaning given in paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 2015 Regulations;

“transition date” means—

(a)

if the firefighter member or the special firefighter member is a tapered protection member of this Scheme, the date after the tapered protection closing date for that member;

(b)

if the firefighter member or special firefighter member is not a full protection member of this Scheme or a tapered protection member of this Scheme, the date after the scheme closing date; or

(c)

the date on which the member ceased to be a full protection member of this Scheme;

“transition member” has the meaning given in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the 2015 Regulations;;

(b)for the definition of “Scheme Actuary”, substitute—

“Scheme Actuary” means the actuary appointed by Scottish Ministers under regulation 140 (appointment of scheme actuary) of the 2015 Regulations;; and

(c)for the definition of “special member” substitute—

“special member” means—

(a)

a special firefighter member;

(b)

a special deferred member;

(c)

a special pensioner member;

(d)

a connected special member;.

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