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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2007

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39.  In rule G2 (pension contributions)—

(a)for paragraph (1), substitute—

(1) A regular firefighter shall, except while an election under rule G3 has effect, pay pension contributions to the fire and rescue authority at the rate specified in paragraph (1A).

(1A) The rate is—

(a)for a person who takes up employment with the authority on or after 6th April 2006, 8.5 per cent of his pensionable pay;

(b)in any other case, 11 per cent of his pensionable pay.; and

(b)after paragraph (2), add—

(3) For each financial year beginning with the financial year commencing on 1st April 2006, each fire and rescue authority shall, by transfer to their Firefighters' Pension Fund from any other fund maintained by them, make an annual contribution towards the discharge of their future liability for the payment of pensions under this Scheme.

(4) The annual contribution shall be such percentage of the authority’s estimate of the aggregate of the pensionable pay, for the year in respect of which the contribution is made, of those firefighters employed by the authority who are required by paragraph (1) to make pension contributions in that year, as shall have been notified to them for that year by the Assembly.

(5) Where a firefighter elects under rule G3(1) not to pay pension contributions, nothing in paragraphs (3) and (4) shall require an authority to make a contribution in respect of their future liability for the payment of his pension as regards—

(a)in the financial year in which notice of that election is given, the part of the year that falls after the first date after the notice is received on which an instalment of pay falls due; and

(b)any later period in which the election not to pay pension contributions has effect..

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