Pensions Act 2011

District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 (c. 2 (N.I.))

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1(1)The District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 is amended as follows.

(2)Before section 9 (and after the heading “Contributions”) insert—

8AContributions towards cost of pension etc

(1)The Lord Chancellor may, by regulations made with the consent of the Treasury, make provision for and in connection with requiring contributions to be made towards the cost of the liability for relevant benefits.

(2)The prescribed contributions are to be—

(a)made by the person to or in respect of whom the relevant benefits are to be, or may be, provided;

(b)made for the person’s period of relevant service;

(c)in the form of deductions from the salary payable for that service.

(3)But no contribution is to be made by a person—

(a)for any period of service during which an election under section 2A is in force in respect of the person;

(b)for any period of service after the person has completed, in the aggregate, 20 years’ relevant service;

(c)for any other prescribed period of service;

(d)in any prescribed circumstances.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3)(b), it does not matter whether the person’s relevant service was service before or after the commencement of paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to the Pensions Act 2011 (but no contribution is to be made for a person’s service before that commencement).

(5)In this section—

  • “prescribed” means specified in, or determined in accordance with, regulations;

  • “relevant benefits” means—

    (a)

    a pension under section 2;

    (b)

    a lump sum under section 3;

  • “relevant service” means service as a district judge (magistrates’ courts) in Northern Ireland.

(6)Regulations under this section may make provision for consequential, transitional and incidental matters.

(7)Regulations made under this section shall be subject to annulment in like manner as a statutory instrument and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 shall apply accordingly.

(3)In section 10(a) (district judges (magistrates’ courts) serving again after retirement) after “any contribution” insert “by virtue of section 9”.