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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 1014 (W. 70)

Fire And Rescue Services, Wales

Pensions, Wales

The Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2015

Made

30 March 2015

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

31 March 2015

Coming into force

1 April 2015

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the power conferred upon the Secretary of State by section 26(1) of the Fire Services Act 1947(1) and now vested in them(2), make the following Order:

Title and commencement

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2015.

(2) This Order comes into force on 1 April 2015.

Amendment of the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992

2.—(1) Schedule 2 to the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992(3) (in which the Firefighter’s Pension (Wales) Scheme is set out), as it has effect in Wales, is amended as follows.

(2) For the Table in paragraph 3 of Part A1 of Schedule 8 substitute the following Table—

Pensionable payContribution rate from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 (percentage of pensionable pay)

Up to and including £15,150

11.0%
More than £15,150 and up to and including £21,21012.2%
More than £21,210 and up to and including £30,30014.2%
More than £30,300 and up to and including £40,40014.7%
More than £40,400 and up to and including £50,50015.2%
More than £50,500 and up to and including £60,60015.5%
More than £60,600 and up to and including £101,00016.0%
More than £101,000 and up to and including £121,20016.5%
More than £121,20017.0%
Pensionable payContribution rate from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 (percentage of pensionable pay)
Up to and including £15,30111.0%
More than £15,301 and up to and including £21,42212.2%
More than £21,422 and up to and including £30,60314.2%
More than £30,603 and up to and including £40,80414.7%
More than £40,804 and up to and including £51,00515.2%
More than £51,005 and up to and including £61,20615.5%
More than £61,206 and up to and including £102,01016.0%
More than £102,010 and up to and including £122,41216.5%
More than £122,41217.0%
Pensionable payContribution rate from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (percentage of pensionable pay)

Up to and including £15,454

11.0%
More than £15,454 and up to and including £21,63612.2%
More than £21,636 and up to and including £30,90914.2%
More than £30,909 and up to and including £41,21214.7%
More than £41,212 and up to and including £51,51515.2%
More than £51,515 and up to and including £61,81815.5%
More than £61,818 and up to and including £103,03016.0%
More than £103,030 and up to and including £123,63616.5%
More than £123,63617.0%
Pensionable payContribution rate from 1 April 2018 (percentage of pensionable pay)

Up to and including £15,609

11.0%
More than £15,609 and up to and including £21,85212.2%
More than £21,852 and up to and including £31,21814.2%
More than £31,218 and up to and including £41,62414.7%
More than £41,624 and up to and including £52,03015.2%
More than £52,030 and up to and including £62,43615.5%
More than £62,436 and up to and including £104,06016.0%
More than £104,060 and up to and including £124,87216.5%
More than £124,87217.0%

Leighton Andrews

Minister for Public Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

30 March 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (set out in Schedule 2 to the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/129)) (“the Scheme”) as it has effect in Wales.

Part A1 of Schedule 8 to the Scheme sets out the contribution rates payable by members which are determined by reference to the applicable pensionable pay band. This Order substitutes the table in Part A1 to provide an annual one per cent uplift in the pay bands until 2018.

The Welsh Ministers’ Code of Practice on the carrying out of a Regulatory Impact Assessment was considered in relation to this Order. As a result, a regulatory impact assessment has been prepared as to the likely costs and benefits of complying with this Order. A copy can be obtained from the Fire and Armed Forces Branch, Welsh Government, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ or by calling 0300 062 8221.

(1)

1947 c. 41.Section 26 was repealed by section 52 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21). Sub-sections (1) to (5) of section 26 continue to have effect, in relation to Wales, for the purposes of the scheme established under that section as the Firemen’s Pension Scheme and set out in the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/129), by virtue of article 3 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (Firefighters’ Pension Scheme) (Wales) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/2918 (W. 257)). Article 4 of that instrument changed the name of the Scheme to the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme.

(2)

The Secretary of State’s functions under section 26 of the Fire Services Act 1947 were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672), in so far as they are exercisable in relation to Wales. The functions were subsequently transferred to the Welsh Ministers by virtue of paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

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