Consultation on draft Police Pension (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2024

Consultation opened on 06 November 2023. Closing date 20 December 2023.


This consultation provides detail of proposed changes to the Police Pension Scheme Regulations including the legacy schemes to update and improve the operation of these schemes. Response published: 18 January 2023


Consultation description

In relation to the 2015 Police Pension scheme, the proposed changes will amend the employer contribution rate to reflect the 2020 valuation, to ensure that the 2015 police pension scheme remains sustainable in the long term; Section 11 of the Public Service Pensions (NI) Act 2014; from 1 April 2024 remove perceived disability discrimination in the police pension scheme (Northern Ireland) 2015, by the removal of the requirement for new scheme members to undertake a medical examination.  A number of technical amendments are also being made to improve the operation of the 2015 scheme.

In relation to the 1988 and 2006 Police Pension (legacy) schemes, the proposed changes will amend regulations relating to the forfeiture of a beneficiary’s pension under the Royal Ulster Constabulary Police Pensions (1988) Regulations, and the Police Pension (2009) Regulations, in order to align with the existing provisions within in the 2015 scheme.  Also, make a technical amendment to assist the smooth running of the 1988 scheme.

Responding to the consultation

The Department welcomes input from policing stakeholders and interested parties to ensure that the final regulations and policies are based on an understanding of how these amendments affect members of the police pension scheme.

Responses to this consultation should be submitted via EMAIL  

The consultation proposes a number questions which are outlined at section 8 of the consultation document.

Please submit any enquiries relating to this consultation to:

Police Human Resources Policy Branch
Department of Justice
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast, BT4 3SG


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