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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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1992 scheme ceasing to have effect in Wales, with savings

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Firefighters' Pension Scheme set out in Schedule 2 to the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992(1) (“the 1992 scheme”) does not have effect in relation to a person who takes up employment with a Welsh fire and rescue authority on or after 6 April 2006.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to a person who—

(a)transfers to the employment of a Welsh fire and rescue authority from employment with a fire and rescue authority in England or Scotland or with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board; and

(b)immediately before 6 April 2006, was a member of the firefighters' pension scheme established by the authority from whose employment the person transfers.

(3) Where at any time in the period beginning on 6 April 2006 and ending on the date on which this Order comes into force, a person becomes a member of the 1992 scheme on taking up employment with a Welsh fire and rescue authority—

(a)on the date on which this Order comes into force—

(i)the 1992 scheme ceases to have effect in relation to that person, subject to the provisions set out in Schedule 2 to this Order (transitional arrangements); and

(ii)the provisions of the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) have effect in relation to that person; and

(b)pensionable service that was reckonable service for the purposes of the 1992 scheme is treated as pensionable service reckonable under the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales).

(4) The 1992 scheme continues to have effect in relation to a person who, immediately before 6 April 2006, was a member of it or was entitled to, or in receipt of, an award under it.

(1)

S.I. 1992/129. The Scheme was made under section 26 of the Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41). The 1947 Act was repealed by section 52 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, but the Scheme was renamed as Firefighters' Pension (Wales) Scheme and continued in force by articles 3 and 4 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (Firefighters' Pension Scheme) (Wales) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/2918)(W.257).

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