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
Belfast, BT4 3SG