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The Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2012

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and shall come into force on 1st April 2012.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales.

Amendment to the Police Regulations 1987

2.—(1) The Police Pensions Regulations 1987(1) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation G2 (pension contribution payable by regular policeman) substitute—

Pension contribution payable by regular policeman

G2.(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a regular policeman whose basic annual salary—

(a)is less than £60,000 shall pay to the police pension authority pension contributions at the rate of 1p a week less than—

(i)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation G7 or G8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 8.75 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(ii)in any other case, 12.25 per cent of his pensionable pay;

(b)is £60,000 or more shall pay to the police pension authority pension contributions at the rate of 1p a week less than—

(i)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation G7 or G8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 9 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(ii)in any other case, 12.5 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(2) The pension contributions payable under paragraph (1) upon each instalment of pay shall fall due at the same time as the instalment and may, without prejudice to any other method of payment, be discharged by way of a reduction of the appropriate amount made by the police pension authority from the said instalment.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in the case of a regular policeman who has made an election under regulation G4(1) which is, for the time being, in effect.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation “basic annual salary” means—

(a)in the case of a regular policeman in full-time service, the salary payable to that regular policeman in accordance with a determination made by the Secretary of State under regulation 24 or 27 of the Police Regulations 2003(2); and

(b)in the case of a regular policeman in part-time service, the salary that would be payable to that regular policeman in accordance with such a determination if he was in full-time service,

and does not include any bonus, weighting or other payment payable to the regular policeman in accordance with such a determination..

Amendment to the Police Pensions Regulations 2006

3.—(1) The Police Pensions Regulations 2006(3) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 7 (pension contributions payable by regular police officers) substitute—

Pension contributions payable by regular police officers

7.(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a regular police officer whose basic annual salary—

(a)is £27,000 or less shall pay to the police pension authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(i)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 6.6 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(ii)in any other case, 10.1 per cent of his pensionable pay;

(b)is more than £27,000 but less than £60,000 shall pay to the police pension authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(i)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(ii)in any other case, 10.5 per cent of his pensionable pay;

(c)is £60,000 or more shall pay to the police pension authority pension contributions at the rate of—

(i)in a case where he is ineligible under regulation 8 for a pension award payable on the ground of permanent disablement, 7.25 per cent of his pensionable pay; and

(ii)in any other case, 10.75 per cent of his pensionable pay.

(2) The pension contributions payable under paragraph (1) upon each instalment of pay shall fall due at the same time as the instalment and may, without prejudice to any other method of payment that may be agreed by the police pension authority in exceptional circumstances, be discharged by way of a reduction of the appropriate amount made by the police pension authority from the instalment.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in the case of a regular police officer who has made an election under regulation 9 which is, for the time being, in effect.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation “basic annual salary” means—

(a)in the case of a regular policeman in full-time service, the salary payable to that regular policeman in accordance with a determination made by the Secretary of State under regulation 24 or 27 of the Police Regulations 2003; and

(b)in the case of a regular policeman in part-time service, the salary that would be payable to that regular policeman in accordance with such a determination if he was in full-time service,

and does not include any bonus, weighting or other payment payable to the regular policeman in accordance with such a determination..

Amendments to the Police Pensions (Purchase of Increased Benefits) Regulations 1987

4.—(1) The Police Pensions (Purchase of Increased Benefits) Regulations 1987(4) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 5 (payment by periodical contributions), for paragraph (5) substitute—

(5) Where a policeman elects to make payment under this regulation—

(a)the periodical contributions payable by him for any period shall not, when aggregated with any other pension contributions (including additional, further and special contributions, if any) payable by him for that period, exceed (4 + X)% of his pensionable pay, where X is the rate of contributions payable by the policeman under regulation G2(1) of the principal regulations; and

(b)where a policeman’s periodical contributions are restricted by sub-paragraph (a), he shall make a lump sum payment of an amount determined by the Government Actuary to be the actuarial equivalent of the difference between the restricted periodical contributions payable and those which would be payable but for that sub-paragraph..

(3) In Part 1 of the Schedule (payments), omit paragraph 4 (Inland Revenue limits on contributions).

Nick Herbert

Minister of State

Home Office

23rd February 2012

We consent

Michael Fabricant

Angela Watkinson

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

28th February 2012

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