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The Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme and Pension Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2015

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1.—(1) In Part 1 in rule 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “the 2004 Act”, insert—

“the 2014 Regulations” means the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014(1) which established the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) 2015;;

(b)after the definition of “firefighter member”, insert—

“full protection member of this Scheme” means a person who is a full protection member of this Scheme by virtue of paragraph 9 of Schedule 2 to the 2014 Regulations;;

(c)for the definition of “limited period”, substitute—

“limited period” means the period beginning on 1st July 2000 or if later, the date falling before 6th April 2006, on which the person was first employed as a retained firefighter and ending on—

(a)

the earlier of—

(i)

the date on which that person joined this Scheme as a special member or as a standard member in respect of service which he could otherwise reckon as special pensionable service, and

(ii)

the date, if applicable, on which he ceased to be employed as a retained or a regular firefighter;

(b)

in the case of a person who joins this Scheme as a provisionally enrolled member on 31st March 2015 and who on or after 1st April 2015—

(i)

does not become a full protection member of this Scheme or a tapered protection member of this Scheme, 31st March 2015,

(ii)

becomes a full protection member of this Scheme, the date on which that person joins this Scheme as a special member,

(iii)

becomes a tapered protection member of this Scheme, the earlier of the date the person joins this Scheme as a special member, and the member’s tapered protection closing date, within the meaning given in paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 2014 Regulations;;

(d)after the definition of “personal pension scheme”, insert—

“provisionally enrolled member” has the meaning given in rule 1(11) of Part 2;;

(e)in the definition of “special deferred member”, for “1A(5) to (8)” substitute “1A(6) to (9)”;

(f)in the definition of “special eligibility conditions”, for “has the meaning given” substitute “means the conditions specified”;

(g)in the definition of “special firefighter member”, for “1A(1) to (4)” substitute “1A(1) to (5)”;

(h)in the definition of “special pensioner member”, for “1A(9) to (13)” substitute “1A(10) to (14)”;

(i)after the definition of “survivor’s pension”, insert—

“tapered protection member of this Scheme” means a person who is a tapered protection member of this Scheme by virtue of paragraph 15 of Schedule 2 to the 2014 Regulations;.

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