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Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 2235

Police, England And Wales

Pensions, England And Wales

The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Made

7th September 2010

Laid before Parliament

10th September 2010

Coming into force

1st October 2010

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1 to 7 of the Police Pensions Act 1976(1).

In accordance with section 1(1) of that Act, the Treasury(2) have consented to the making of these Regulations and the Secretary of State has consulted with the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom.

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 and shall come into force on 1st October 2010.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales.

Amendments to the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991

2.—(1) The Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3 (making and acceptance of elections) after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A) No election under regulation 4(1) (payment of basic contributions) or 5(1) (payment of death benefit contributions) made on or after 1st October 2010 is to be accepted.

(2B)   No election under regulation 6(1)(a) (alteration of amount of basic contributions) or 6(2)(a) (alteration of amount to be secured by death benefit contributions) made on or after 1st October 2010 is to be accepted if it would have the effect of increasing the amount of the basic contributions or the amount to be secured by the death benefit contributions, as the case may be..

(3) In regulation 4(1) (election to pay basic contributions) after “at any time” insert “before 1st October 2010”.

(4) In regulation 5(1) (elections in respect of death benefit cover) after “at any time” insert “before 1st October 2010”.

(5) In regulation 6 (variation and cancellation of elections)—

(a)at the start of each of paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) insert “Subject to paragraph (4)”;

(b)after paragraph (3) insert—

(4) An election may not be made under any of the preceding paragraphs of this regulation on or after 1st October 2010 if it would have the effect of increasing the amount of the basic contributions or the amount to be secured by the death benefit contributions, as the case may be..

(6) At the start of regulation 10(1) (inward transfers) insert “At any time before 1st October 2010”.

Nick Herbert

Minister of State

Home Office

5th September 2010

We consent to these Regulations

Jeremy Wright

Michael Fabricant

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

7th September 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1991 to close the police additional voluntary contribution scheme to new business (including increases in contributions and transfers into the scheme) with effect from 1st October 2010.

(2)

The functions of the Minister for the Civil Service were transferred to the Treasury by the Transfer of Functions (Minister for the Civil Service and Treasury) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1670).

(3)

S.I. 1991/1304, to which there have been amendments not relevant to the subject matter of these Regulations.

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