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The Church of England Pensions Regulations 1997

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9.  In Schedule 1 to the 1988 Regulations–

(a)for paragraphs 1 and 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraphs–

1.  The rate of pension of a scheme member (not at any time having held within the area to which these regulations extend any of the offices mentioned in paragraph 2 below) 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 the full basic pension.

In this paragraph–

“full basic pension” means two-thirds of the national minimum stipend for the year previous to that in which the pension is paid;

“national minimum stipend”, in relation to any year, means the national minimum stipend recommended for the stipends of clergymen of incumbent status for that year in the Annual Report of the Central Stipends Authority.

2.  The rate of pension of a scheme member who at any time has held any of the offices mentioned in the first column of the following table shall be based on the multiple of the full basic pension mentioned in the second column opposite that office and, if more than one such office has been held, the higher such multiple shall apply for the purposes of this paragraph.

OfficeMultiple
Archbishops of Canterbury and York2
Bishop of London1.8
Diocesan bishop (except the Bishop of London)1.5
Suffragan bishop, dean, provost or archdeacon.1.25

In this paragraph “full basic pension” has the same meaning as in paragraph 1 above.;

(b)in paragraph 7 for the word “five” there shall be substituted the word “ten”.

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