Aggregate pension contributions for purposes of repayment
26. (1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of calculating a payment under these Regulations by reference to the aggregate pension contributions of a regular police officer in respect of the relevant period of service.
(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, the relevant period of service shall be taken to be the period ending in the retirement or otherwise ceasing to serve as a regular police officer or the death, as the case may be, on which the award is payable and beginning with the date on which he became a regular police officer in the force from which he retired, in which he served until ceasing to serve as aforesaid or in which he died, as the case may be, or, if he has more than once been a regular police officer in that force, the date on which he last joined that force:
Provided that, in the case of a regular police officer who has made an election under regulation 9, the relevant period of service shall be taken to be the period, or last period, during which pension contributions were continuously payable by him under regulation 7 since the date on which, had no such election been made, the relevant period of service would be taken to have begun.
(3) Where paragraph (1) applies, the aggregate pension contributions in respect of the relevant period of service shall be taken to be the sum of the following amounts—
(a)the aggregate of the pension contributions made in respect of that period by the person concerned to the police authority by whom the award is payable, including any payment made by that person under regulation 10(2)(b) in respect of a period of unpaid maternity leave, unpaid parental leave or unpaid sick leave;
(b)the amount of any sums paid by the person concerned to that police authority (including sums paid in pursuance of an undertaking) as a condition of being entitled to reckon pensionable service by reason of service before that period;
(c)where the person concerned has transferred to the force of the police authority by whom the award is payable, any sum which had he ceased to serve instead of transferring would have been calculable under this paragraph as aggregate pension contributions at the time of transfer;
(d)where the person concerned, while a member of the force of that police authority, became entitled, in the circumstances mentioned in regulation 15(1), to reckon pensionable service by reason of a period of previous service or employment otherwise than as a regular police officer, the amount of any award by way of return of contributions or of any analogous payment which would have been made to him at the end of that period of previous service or employment had he voluntarily ceased to serve or retired from employment in circumstances entitling him to such an award or payment under his former pension arrangements;
(e)where the person concerned previously retired with a pension on the ground of disablement under regulation 21 from the force of the police authority by whom the current award is payable, that pension was terminated under regulation 52 and he rejoined his former force or joined another force, any sum which would have been calculable under this paragraph as aggregate pension contributions at the time of the previous retirement; and
(f)all payments made by him to a police authority in accordance with an election under regulation 56 (election to purchase increased benefits).
(4) If the regular police officer is a pension debit member, the amount of his aggregate pension contributions under this regulation shall be reduced by such amount as is assessed in accordance with guidance issued by the Scheme actuary.