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Church of England Pensions Measure 2018

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55References to officers and staffE

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Measure.

(2)Clerk” means a bishop, priest or deacon of the Church of England.

(3)Licensed lay worker” means a person who has been authorised by a bishop as a lay worker of the Church of England and—

(a)is authorised to serve as such by a licence, or

(b)if the person was a member of the workers' fund on 1 December 1988, is authorised to serve as such whether by licence or otherwise.

(4)Church worker” means a person, other than a clerk, who is or has been employed in spiritual or temporal work in connection with the Church of England.

56References to spouses, children, etc.E

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Measure.

(2)A reference to a spouse includes a reference to a person married to somebody of the same sex; and references to marriage are to be construed accordingly.

(3)A reference to the surviving spouse or civil partner of a deceased person is a reference to the person who was the spouse or civil partner of the deceased at the time of death.

(4)Child”, in relation to a person, includes—

(a)a step-child of that person, and

(b)a child of that person's civil partner.

(5)“Dependant”, in any given case, has whatever meaning the Board may determine, having regard to all the circumstances.

57References to pension schemes etc.E

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Measure.

(2)“Funded scheme”, “past service scheme”, “workers' fund”, “administrators' fund” and “widows and dependants fund” each have the meaning given in section 1.

(3)The Board” has the meaning given in section 2.

(4)“Pensionable service”, “qualifying period of pensionable service” and “approved scheme” each have the meaning given in section 3.

(5)Stipendiary ecclesiastical service” has the meaning given in section 4.

(6)Retiring age” has the meaning given in section 14.

(7)Actuary” means a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries who is not one of the Church Commissioners or a member of the Commissioners' staff or a member of the Board or a member of its staff; and a reference to an actuary includes a reference to a firm of actuaries.

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