Church of England Pensions Measure 2018

  1. PART 1 Introduction

    1. Continuation of existing arrangements

      1. 1.The pension schemes

      2. 2.The Church of England Pensions Board

    2. Pensionable service

      1. 3.Meaning of “pensionable service”

      2. 4.Meaning of “stipendiary ecclesiastical service”

      3. 5.Service to be treated as pensionable service

      4. 6.Intervals in periods of pensionable service

  2. PART 2 The funded scheme

    1. 7.The scheme

    2. 8.Scheme rules

    3. 9.Church of England Pensions Fund

    4. 10.The responsible body

    5. 11.Liability of Church Commissioners

    6. 12.Administration of scheme

  3. PART 3 The past service scheme

    1. Introduction

      1. 13.The scheme

    2. Pensions for scheme members

      1. 14.Entitlement to pension

      2. 15.Entitlement to lump sum

      3. 16.Payment of pension and lump sum

      4. 17.Increase in rate of pension

      5. 18.Requirement for medical evidence etc. in case of infirmity

      6. 19.Suspension or reduction of pension in light of medical evidence etc.

      7. 20.Death within one year of retirement

      8. 21.Service after retirement: effect on pension and lump sum payment

    3. Pensions for surviving spouses etc. and children

      1. 22.Surviving spouses or civil partners

      2. 23.Children

      3. 24.Sections 22 and 23: supplementary provision

      4. 25.Meaning of “deceased member's pension”

      5. 26.Power of Board to commute pension for capital sum

    4. Contracted-out employment

      1. 27.Guaranteed minimum pension

      2. 28.Commencement, postponement, suspension and discontinuation of pension

    5. Accrued rights

      1. 29.Payments in and out

      2. 30.Revaluation

    6. General

      1. 31.Liability of Church Commissioners

      2. 32.Payments for deaconesses and licensed lay workers

      3. 33.Administration of scheme etc.

      4. 34.Payment of pension etc.

      5. 35.Payment of pension where person lacks capacity

      6. 36.Determination of questions

  4. PART 4 General financial provisions

    1. Other schemes and funds

      1. 37.General Purposes Fund

      2. 38.Clergy (Widows and Dependants) Pensions Fund

      3. 39.Schemes for church workers

      4. 40.Additional pension scheme for clerks

    2. Powers of the Board

      1. 41.Provision of residences

      2. 42.Transfer of homes of residence to General Purposes Fund

      3. 43.Loans for residences

      4. 44.Status as housing association

      5. 45.Status as trustee

      6. 46.Investment of money held in pension funds

      7. 47.Investment powers

      8. 48.Section 47: other financial instruments

      9. 49.Interest rate

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 50.Audit

      2. 51.Diocesan widows and dependants committee

      3. 52.Miscellaneous administrative payments by Church Commissioners

  5. PART 5 Miscellaneous

    1. Regulations

      1. 53.Power to make further provision by regulations

      2. 54.Power to amend this Measure

    2. Interpretation

      1. 55.References to officers and staff

      2. 56.References to spouses, children, etc.

      3. 57.References to pension schemes etc.

    3. Ancillary provisions

      1. 58.Consequential provision

      2. 59.Transitional and saving provision

      3. 60.Repeals and revocations

    4. Final provisions

      1. 61.Commencement

      2. 62.Extent and application

      3. 63.Short title

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Church of England Pensions Board

      1. PART 1 Membership

        1. Members

          1. 1.(1) The Board has 20 members, including the chair.

        2. Terms of office

          1. 2.(1) The chair of the Board holds office for a...

        3. Casual vacancies

          1. 3.(1) A casual vacancy in the office of chair or...

        4. Casual vacancies: special provision for persons retiring at the end of 2019 or 2021

          1. 4.(1) The provision made by paragraphs 1(4) and (8) and...

      2. PART 2 Functions, practice and procedure

        1. Incidental powers

          1. 5.(1) The Board may do anything it thinks necessary or...

        2. Staff

          1. 6.(1) The Board may determine the duties and remuneration of...

        3. Committees

          1. 7.(1) A committee appointed by the Board may include persons...

        4. Procedure

          1. 8.(1) The quorum of the Board is six; and the...

        5. Delegation of functions

          1. 9.(1) The Board may delegate the exercise of any of...

        6. Conduct of business

          1. 10.(1) If the chair of the Board or of a...

        7. Seal and evidence

          1. 11.(1) The application of the Board's seal must be authenticated...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Past service scheme: pensions and lump sum payments

      1. PART 1 Retirement at or above retiring age

        1. Introduction

          1. 1.This Part of this Schedule applies in the case of...

        2. Service of 37 years or more

          1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where the member's qualifying period of...

        3. Whole-time service of under 37 years

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where the member's qualifying period of...

        4. Part-time service after 1 January 1987

          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where the member's qualifying period of...

      2. PART 2 Early retirement in cases of infirmity

        1. Retirement from office on grounds of infirmity

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of a member...

        2. Infirmity arising after pensionable service ended

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of a member...

      3. PART 3 Early retirement otherwise than in cases of infirmity

        1. Retirement which began before commencement of this Schedule

          1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of a member...

        2. Retirement which begins after commencement of this Schedule

          1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies in the case of a member...

      4. PART 4 Additional lump sum payment

        1. 9.(1) A member of the past service scheme who becomes...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential amendments

      1. Church Commissioners Measure 1947

        1. 1.In section 10 of the Church Commissioners Measure 1947 (finance),...

      2. Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977

        1. 2.The Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977 is amended as...

        2. 3.In section 13 (compensation), omit subsection (3).

        3. 4.(1) Section 14 (pension provision where incumbent unable to perform...

        4. 5.(1) Schedule 2 (compensation) is amended as follows.

      3. Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

        1. 6.In Schedule 4 to the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011...

      4. Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2018

        1. 7.In section 11 of the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Transitional and saving provisions

      1. Continuity of the law

        1. 1.The repeal and re-enactment of provisions by this Measure does...

        2. 2.A reference, express or implied, in this Measure, another enactment...

        3. 3.A reference, express or implied, in an enactment, instrument or...

        4. 4.(1) Anything done, or having effect as if done, under...

        5. 5.The generality of paragraphs 1 to 4 is not affected...

        6. 6.Paragraphs 1 to 4 have effect in place of section...

      2. Effect of previous transitionals and savings

        1. 7.The repeals made by this Measure do not affect the...

        2. 8.(1) The repeal by this Measure of a provision previously...

      3. Use of existing documents

        1. 9.A reference to a provision repealed by this Measure which...

      4. References to “repeal”

        1. 10.In this Schedule, a reference to a repeal includes a...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Repeals and revocations