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Public Service Pensions Act 2013

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Establishment of new schemes

    1. 1.Schemes for persons in public service

    2. 2.Responsible authority for schemes

    3. 3.Scheme regulations

  3. Governance

    1. 4.Scheme manager

    2. 5.Pension board

    3. 6.Pension board: information

    4. 7.Scheme advisory board

  4. Design

    1. 8.Types of scheme

    2. 9.Revaluation

    3. 10.Pension age

  5. Cost control

    1. 11.Valuations

    2. 12.Employer cost cap

    3. 13.Employer contributions in funded schemes

  6. Administration

    1. 14.Information about benefits

    2. 15.Information about schemes

    3. 16.Records

    4. 17.Regulatory oversight

  7. Transitional

    1. 18.Restriction of existing pension schemes

    2. 19.Closure of existing injury and compensation schemes

    3. 20.Final salary link

  8. Procedure for scheme regulations

    1. 21.Consultation

    2. 22.Procedure for protected elements

    3. 23.Procedure for retrospective provision

    4. 24.Other procedure

  9. New schemes: supplementary

    1. 25.Extension of schemes

    2. 26.Non-scheme benefits

    3. 27.Consequential and minor amendments

  10. Existing schemes: supplementary

    1. 28.Existing local government schemes

    2. 29.Existing schemes for civil servants: extension of access

  11. Public body pension schemes

    1. 30.New public body pension schemes

    2. 31.Restriction of certain existing public body pension schemes

    3. 32.Existing public body pension schemes: pension age

  12. Parliamentary and other pension schemes

    1. 33.Great offices of state

    2. 34.Parliamentary and other pension schemes: pension age

    3. 35.Members of the European Parliament

  13. Review

    1. 36.Defence Fire and Rescue Service and Ministry of Defence Police: review

  14. General

    1. 37.General interpretation

    2. 38.Regulations, orders and directions

  15. Final

    1. 39.Financial provision

    2. 40.Extent

    3. 41.Commencement

    4. 42.Short title

  16. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Persons in public service: definitions

      1. 1.Civil servants

      2. 2.Judiciary

      3. 3.Local government workers

      4. 4.Teachers

      5. 5.Health service workers

      6. 6.Fire and rescue workers

      7. 7.Police forces

      8. 8.Armed forces

      9. 9.Transitional provision

      10. 10.In relation to a time before the coming into force...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Responsible authorities

      1. 1.Civil servants and judiciary

      2. 2.(1) Scheme regulations for the judiciary may be made by...

      3. 3.Local government workers

      4. 4.Teachers

      5. 5.Health service workers

      6. 6.Fire and rescue workers

      7. 7.Police forces

      8. 8.Armed forces

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Scope of scheme regulations: supplementary matters

      1. 1.Eligibility and admission to membership. This includes—

      2. 2.The benefits which must or may be paid under the...

      3. 3.The persons to whom benefits under the scheme are payable....

      4. 4.The conditions subject to which benefits are payable.

      5. 5.The assignment of benefits, including restrictions on assignment.

      6. 6.The forfeiture or suspension of benefits.

      7. 7.The recovery of overpaid benefits.

      8. 8.The exclusion of double recovery of compensation or damages. This...

      9. 9.Contributions, including— (a) the making of contributions by employers and...

      10. 10.The payment or receipt of transfer values or other lump...

      11. 11.Pension funds (for schemes which have them). This includes the...

      12. 12.The administration and management of the scheme, including—

      13. 13.The delegation of functions under scheme regulations, including—

      14. 14.The payment by an employer of— (a) any costs relating...

      15. 15.The resolution of disputes and appeals (including the referral to...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Regulatory oversight

      1. 1.The Pensions Act 2004 is amended as follows.

      2. 2.In section 11 (annual reports), in subsection (3), at the...

      3. 3.(1) Section 13 (improvement notices) is amended as follows.

      4. 4.After section 14 there is inserted— Appointment of skilled person...

      5. 5.(1) In section 17 (power of the Regulator to recover...

      6. 6.In section 70 (duty to report breaches of the law),...

      7. 7.After section 70 there is inserted— Reporting late payment of...

      8. 8.(1) Section 71 (reports by skilled persons) is amended as...

      9. 9.In section 72 (provision of information), in subsection (2), after...

      10. 10.In section 73 (inspection of premises), in subsection (2)—

      11. 11.In section 89 (reports), at the end there is inserted—...

      12. 12.After section 89 there is inserted— Reports about misappropriation etc...

      13. 13.(1) Section 90 (codes of practice) is amended as follows....

      14. 14.After section 90 there is inserted— Codes of practice: public...

      15. 15.(1) Section 91 (procedure for codes) is amended as follows....

      16. 17.In section 93 (procedure for regulatory functions), in subsection (2),...

      17. 18.In section 154 (requirement to wind up schemes with sufficient...

      18. 19.After section 248 there is inserted— Requirement for knowledge and...

      19. 20.In section 249A (requirement for internal controls), in subsection (3)—...

      20. 21.After section 249A there is inserted— Requirement for internal controls:...

      21. 22.(1) Section 318 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Existing pension schemes

      1. 1.Civil servants

      2. 2.Judiciary

      3. 3.A scheme constituted by paragraph 23 of Schedule 9 to...

      4. 4.A scheme constituted by or made under any provision of...

      5. 5.A scheme constituted by or made under any provision of...

      6. 6.A scheme constituted by or made under any provision of...

      7. 7.A scheme under paragraph 7A of Schedule 10 to the...

      8. 8.A scheme constituted by or made under any provision of...

      9. 9.A scheme constituted by paragraph 9 of Schedule 4 to...

      10. 10.A scheme constituted by or made under any provision of...

      11. 11.A scheme constituted by paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 1 to...

      12. 12.A scheme constituted by or made under paragraph 6 of...

      13. 13.A scheme constituted by or made under paragraph 9 of...

      14. 14.A scheme constituted by paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 2 to...

      15. 15.A scheme constituted by paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 11 to...

      16. 16.Local government workers

      17. 17.Regulations under section 7 of the Superannuation Act 1972. Exception:...

      18. 18.Teachers

      19. 19.Health service workers

      20. 20.Fire and rescue workers

      21. 21.A scheme under section 34 of the Fire and Rescue...

      22. 22.Members of police forces

      23. 23.A scheme under section 48 of the Police and Fire...

      24. 24.Armed forces

      25. 25.An Order in Council under section 3 of the Naval...

      26. 26.An order under section 2 of the Pensions and Yeomanry...

      27. 27.An order under section 2 of the Air Force (Constitution)...

      28. 28.Orders or regulations under section 4 of the Reserve Forces...

      29. 29.(1) A scheme under section 1(1) of the Armed Forces...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Existing injury and compensation schemes

      1. 1.Civil servants

      2. 2.Judiciary

      3. 3.A scheme constituted by or made under Part 3 of...

      4. 4.A scheme constituted by section 11(b) of the Judicial Pensions...

      5. 5.Local government workers

      6. 6.Teachers

      7. 7.Health service workers

      8. 8.Fire and rescue workers

      9. 9.Members of police forces

      10. 10.A scheme under section 48 of the Police and Fire...

      11. 11.Armed forces

      12. 12.An Order in Council under section 3 of the Naval...

      13. 13.An order under section 2 of the Pensions and Yeomanry...

      14. 14.An order under section 2 of the Air Force (Constitution)...

      15. 15.An order or regulations under section 4 of the Reserve...

      16. 16.(1) A scheme under section 1(1) of the Armed Forces...

      17. 17.A scheme under section 1(2) of the Armed Forces (Pensions...

      18. 18.Compensation schemes for loss of office etc

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Final salary link

      1. 1.Persons who remain in an old scheme for past service

      2. 2.Persons whose benefits under an old scheme are transferred to another closed scheme

      3. 3.Continuity of employment

      4. 4.Movement between new schemes

      5. 5.Final salary link not to apply again to a pension in payment

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Consequential and minor amendments

      1. 1.County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))

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

      3. 3.Sheriffs' Pensions (Scotland) Act 1961 (c. 2)

      4. 4.Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (c. 56)

      5. 5.(1) Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (official...

      6. 6.Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

      7. 7.In section 1 (superannuation schemes as respects civil servants, etc),...

      8. 8.In section 7 (superannuation of persons employed in local government...

      9. 9.In section 9 (superannuation of teachers), after subsection (1) there...

      10. 10.In section 10 (superannuation of persons engaged in health services,...

      11. 11.In section 24 (compensation for loss of office, etc), after...

      12. 12.Police Pensions Act 1976 (c. 35)

      13. 13.House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978 (c. 36)

      14. 14.Judicial Pensions Act 1981 (c. 20)

      15. 15.Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

      16. 16.Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (c. 8)

      17. 17.In section 11 of that Act (provision against pensions under...

      18. 18.Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48)

      19. 19.(1) Section 71 (short service benefit) is amended as follows....

      20. 20.In section 83 (scope of Chapter 2: revaluation of accrued...

      21. 21.Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21)

      22. 22.Police Act 1996 (c. 16)

      23. 23.In section 50 (regulations for police forces), after subsection (2)...

      24. 24.(1) Section 51 (regulations for special constables) is amended as...

      25. 25.In section 52 (regulations for police cadets), after subsection (1)...

      26. 26.Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)

      27. 27.Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21)

      28. 28.Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004 (c. 32)

      29. 29.Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)

      30. 30.Parliament (Joint Departments) Act 2007 (c. 16)

      31. 31.Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10)

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Existing schemes for civil servants: extension of access

      1. 1.The Superannuation Act 1972 is amended as follows.

      2. 2.In section 1 (superannuation schemes as respects civil servants, etc),...

      3. 3.After section 1 there is inserted— List of employments and...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Public bodies whose pension schemes must be restricted

      1. 1.Arts and Humanities Research Council.

      2. 2.Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

      3. 3.Civil Nuclear Police Authority.

      4. 4.Commissioners of Irish Lights.

      5. 5.Economic and Social Research Council.

      6. 6.Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

      7. 7.Natural Environment Research Council.

      8. 8.Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses.

      9. 9.Science and Technology Facilities Council.

      10. 10.Secret Intelligence Service.

      11. 11.Security Service.

      12. 12.Technology Strategy Board.

      13. 13.Trinity House Lighthouse Service.

      14. 14.United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Commons Speaker

      1. 1.Extension of MPs' and Ministerial pension schemes

      2. 2.In section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and...

      3. 3.Lord Chancellor's salary

      4. 4.Closure of existing arrangements

      5. 5.Sections 26 to 28 of the Parliamentary and other Pensions...

      6. 6.In the Judicial Pensions Act 1981— (a) in section 16...

      7. 7.The provisions listed in the following table (which includes spent...

      8. 8.Saving and transitional

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