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The London Government (London Fire Commissioner and Policing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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Amendment of the Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (England) Order 2006

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10.—(1) Schedule 1 to the Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (England) Order 2006(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 (general provisions), rule 2 (interpretation)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)for the definition of “normal pension age” substitute—

“normal pension age” in relation to—

(a)employees of a fire and rescue authority appointed on terms under which they are or may be required to engage in firefighting; and

(b)a person who holds office as the London Fire Commissioner where the terms and conditions of appointment to that office include—

(i)resolving operational incidents, or

(ii)leading and supporting others in the resolution of operational incidents,

means—

(a)55 in relation to the 1992 Scheme; and

(b)60 in relation to the 2006 Scheme and the 2015 Scheme;;

(ii)for the definition of “regular firefighter” substitute—

“regular firefighter” means—

(a)a person who is employed—

(i)by a fire and rescue authority as a firefighter (whether whole-time or part-time), other than as a retained or volunteer firefighter; and

(ii)on terms under which he is, or may be, required to engage in fire-fighting or, without a break in continuity of such employment, may be required to perform other duties appropriate to his role as a firefighter (whether instead of, or in addition to, engaging in fire-fighting) and whose employment is not temporary;

(b)a person who holds office as the London Fire Commissioner where the terms and conditions of appointment to that office include—

(i)resolving operational incidents, or

(ii)leading and supporting others in the resolution of operational incidents;; and

(b)after paragraph (2) insert—

(3) Where a person who holds office as the London Fire Commissioner is a regular firefighter—

(a)holding office as the London Fire Commissioner shall be treated for the purposes of this Scheme as employment by the London Fire Commissioner; and

(b)this Scheme applies in relation to that person in the same way as it applies to a regular firefighter who is employed by a fire and rescue authority..

(3) In Part 3 (awards on death: spouses and civil partners)(2), in rule 2(5) (augmented award for spouse or civil partner), for “London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority” substitute “the London Fire Commissioner”.

(1)

S.I. 2006/1811; to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)

The words “regular or retained” were substituted by paragraph 3(1) and (2) of the Schedule to S.I. 2014/447. There are other amendments to the Order which are not relevant to these Regulations.

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