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The Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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1.  In this Schedule—

“the 1987 Regulations” means the Police Pensions Regulations 1987(1);

“the 2007 Regulations” means the Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007(2);

“1987 transition member” means a person—

(a)

who is a member of the 1987 scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under that scheme before the transition date; and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under this scheme;

“2006 transition member” means a person—

(a)

who is a member of the 2006 scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under that scheme before the transition date; and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under this scheme;

“active member”, in relation to this scheme, means a person—

(a)

who is an active member of this scheme; or

(b)

who, for the purpose of determining entitlement to payment of benefits to or in respect of the member, is taken to be an active member of this scheme(3);

“closing date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the existing police pension scheme, the tapered protection closing date for that member; or

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of the existing police pension scheme, the scheme closing date;

“exception” means an exception to section 18(1) of the Act;

“full protection member”—

(a)

in relation to the 1987 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 2 of this Schedule;

(b)

in relation to the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 3 of this Schedule;

(c)

in relation to the 1988 NI police pension scheme or the 2009 NI police pension scheme, has the meaning given in the 2015 NI police pension scheme; and

(d)

in relation to an existing scheme other than the 1987 scheme or the 2006 scheme, means a person in respect of whom an exception under section 18(6) of the Act applies for the purpose of that scheme;

“period of service”—

(a)

in relation to this scheme, means a continuous period of pensionable service under this scheme;

(b)

in relation to an existing scheme, the 1988 NI police pension scheme or the 2009 NI police pension scheme, means a period of pensionable service under that scheme;

“protected member”, in relation to the existing police pension scheme, means a full protection member or tapered protection member of that scheme;

“protection period”—

(a)

for a full protection member of the 1987 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 2 of this Schedule;

(b)

for a full protection member of the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 3 of this Schedule;

(c)

for a tapered protection member of the 1987 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 4 of this Schedule;

(d)

for a tapered protection member of the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 5 of this Schedule;

“tapered protection member”—

(a)

in relation to the 1987 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 4 of this Schedule;

(b)

in relation to the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 5 of this Schedule;

(c)

in relation to the 1988 NI police pension scheme or the 2009 NI police pension scheme, has the meaning given in the 2015 NI police pension scheme; and

(d)

in relation to an existing scheme other than the 1987 scheme or the 2006 scheme, means a person in respect of whom an exception under section 18(6) of the Act applies for the purpose of that scheme; and

“transition date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the existing police pension scheme, the day after the tapered protection closing date for that member;

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of that scheme, the day after the scheme closing date.

(3)

See Chapter 1 of Part 4 (active membership) for when a member of the police force is taken to be an active member of this scheme.

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