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The Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014

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1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014.

(2) This Order comes into force on 31 December 2014, but, subject to paragraphs (3) to (5), has effect from 1 July 2013(1).

(3) Paragraph 12(c) of the Schedule to this Order, and so much of article 2 as relates to that provision, has effect from 25 September 2009.

(4) The following provisions of the Schedule to this Order, and so much of article 2 as relates to those provisions, have effect from 11 April 2011—

(a)paragraph 2(f)(ii),(iii) and (iv); and

(b)paragraph 2(g) (which inserts rule B5C (additional pension benefit)), so far as it relates to the additional pension benefit under paragraph (3) of rule B5C, and the definitions of “beginning date” and “following relevant tax year” in paragraph (6) of rule B5C.

(5) The following provisions of the Schedule to this Order, and so much of article 2 as relates to those provisions, have effect from 1 April 2014—

(a)paragraph 15(f), (k) and (l); and

(b)paragraph 20(b).

(6) In this Order—

“the 1992 Order” (“Gorchymyn 1992”) means the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992(2);

“relevant fire and rescue authority” (“awdurdod tân ac achub perthnasol”) in relation to a person entitled to a pension, or in respect of whom a pension is payable, means—

(a)

the fire and rescue authority by whom that person was last so employed; or

(b)

where that person’s employment ceased before 1 October 2004, the fire and rescue authority which inherited the liabilities of the fire authority which last employed that person; and

“the Scheme” (“y Cynllun”) means the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme as set out in Schedule 2 to the 1992 Order.

(1)

Power to give retrospective effect is conferred by section 12(1) of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11).

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