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Local Government Act 2003

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8(1)The Service may appoint such employees as it may determine.

(2)The Service may pay to its employees such remuneration and allowances as it may with the consent of the Secretary of State determine.

(3)The Service may—

(a)pay such pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees as it may with the consent of the Secretary of State determine,

(b)pay such contributions or payments as it may so determine towards provision for the payment of pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees, and

(c)provide and maintain such schemes (whether contributory or not) as it may so determine for the payment of pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees.

(4)References in sub-paragraph (3) to pensions or gratuities include references to pensions or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of employees who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminishment of emoluments.

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