Clause 84 - Amendments relating to scheme regulations

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:45 pm ar 27 Ionawr 2022.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:45, 27 Ionawr 2022

I beg to move amendment 25, in clause 84, page 62, line 20, at end insert—

“(6A) In section 8 of PSPA 2013 (types of scheme), after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) The extent to which a scheme under section 1 is a career average revalued earnings scheme is not affected by provision contained in scheme regulations that is made under section (Power to pay final salary benefits)of PSPJOA 2022 (local government schemes: power to pay final salary benefits).”

This amendment clarifies that the status of local government new schemes as career average revalued earnings schemes is unaffected by provision made under NC4.

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Llafur, Ealing, Southall

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Government amendment 26.

Clause stand part.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The clause allows scheme regulations to be made to make consequential, supplementary, incidental or transitional provision in relation to any provision of part 1 of the Bill. It clarifies the procedural requirements that apply to scheme regulations. Subsections (5) and (6) remove an exception to the requirement for Treasury consent in the making of scheme regulations by a responsible authority related to scheme regulations of the Welsh Ministers for fire and rescue workers. The clause also introduces a delegated power for the Treasury to make future amendments to the exceptions set out in section 3(6) of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

Amendment 25 is a technical amendment to section 8 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 to ensure it is clear that the remedy for local government schemes provided by the Bill does not affect the local government pension scheme’s status as a career average revalued earnings scheme. Amendment 26 contains an equivalent amendment to the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 regarding the local government pension scheme in Northern Ireland.

Amendment 25 agreed to.

Amendment made: 26, in clause 84, page 63, line 18, at end insert—

“(13A) In section 8 of PSPA(NI) 2014 (types of scheme), after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) The extent to which a scheme under section 1 is a career average revalued earnings scheme is not affected by provision contained in scheme regulations that is made under section (Power to pay final salary benefits)of PSPJOA 2022 (local government schemes: power to pay final salary benefits).”—

This amendment clarifies that the status of local government new schemes as career average revalued earnings schemes is unaffected by provision made under NC4.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 84, as amended, accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.