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Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014


Schedule 5: Existing pension schemes

Schedule 5 contains a list of powers that are used to make schemes, the provision of benefits under which is restricted by section 18 in relation to service after the closing date set by that section. The restrictions on existing schemes do not apply to the provision of injury and compensation benefits and these are excepted from the scope of the restriction where relevant.

Paragraphs 1 to 7 list powers to make existing schemes, and any applicable exceptions, in respect of:

  • civil servants at paragraph 1;

  • the devolved judiciary at paragraphs 2;

  • local government workers at paragraph 3;

  • teachers at paragraph 4;

  • health service workers at paragraph 5;

  • fire and rescue workers at paragraph 6;

  • members of the police service at paragraph 7;

The meaning of the terms “compensation benefits” and “injury benefits” is set out in section 34.

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