AQW 36364/11-15

Mr Paul Givan
Democratic Unionist Party
Lagan Valley

Tabled Date: 23/09/2014
Answered On Date: 03/10/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Justice what consideration has been given to transitional or provisional arrangements for PSNI officers pensions compared to England and Wales; and to detail these considerations.

The reforms of police pensions, including the transitional and provisional arrangements for PSNI officers, are part of the wider reforms to public sector pensions, agreed by the Assembly when it passed the Public Sector Pensions Act (NI) 2014. The changes to police pensions were also agreed nationally through the Police Negotiating Board and are, therefore, in line with changes being introduced in Great Britain.
Information circulars PPSD 04/13 & PPSD 05/13 provide details on transitional and provisional arrangements for PSNI officers’ pensions. I have placed copies in the Assembly Library.