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Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988 (No. 4)

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Part IRate where scheme member retires at or above the retiring age

1Subject to paragraph 2 below, the rate of pension of a scheme member who retires at or above the retiring age after having performed a qualifying period of pensionable service of 37 years or more of whole-time service shall be at the rate specified in the following table in relation to the last office held by the scheme member within the area to which this Measure applies—

Archbishops of Canterbury and York10,660
Bishop of London9,594
Other diocesan bishops7,995
Suffragan bishops, deans, provosts and archdeacons6,663
Other scheme members5,330

2Where a scheme member has at any time held within the area to which this Measure applies an office in relation to which the rate of pension specified in paragraph 1 above is at a higher rate than that specified in relation to the last office held by him within that area, the scheme member shall be paid a pension at that higher rate.

3Where the qualifying period of pensionable service performed by a scheme member is less than 37 years, the rate of pension in respect of the whole-time service shall be calculated by adding together for each complete year of pensionable whole-time service 1/37th of the pension to which he would have been entitled under the foregoing provisions of this Schedule if he had performed 37 years' whole-time pensionable service; and where the whole-time pensionable service comprises a broken part of a year the rate shall be increased by adding, in respect of each complete month in the broken part, 1/12th of the amount payable in respect of a complete year.

4Where the qualifying period of pensionable service performed by a scheme member consists of or includes part-time service performed after 1st January 1987, such proportion of the rate of pension which would have been payable if that service had been whole-time as the Board may determine, in accordance with general directions of the Commissioners, shall be payable in respect of that service; except that in calculating the length of the qualifying period of pensionable service no account shall be taken of any year or part of a year in which the amount received by the scheme member in respect of stipendiary ecclesiastical service is less than such amount as the Board, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, may from time to time determine.

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