Local Government (Superannuation) Act, 1956

Contributions by pensionable servants.

43.—(1) A pensionable servant of a local authority shall contribute to such local authority for the purposes of this Part of this Act at the rate of four and one-sixth per cent. of—

(a) his weekly rate of wages, and

(b) the weekly value of his emoluments,

subject to the proviso that there shall be no contributions in respect of a period in respect of which he had neither wages nor emoluments or in respect of which he was paid compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Acts, 1934 to 1955, by such local authority.

(2) The contribution to be made by a pensionable servant of a local authority under this section may be obtained by such local authority by means of periodical deductions from his wages and emoluments, but, if any such deduction proper to be made by a local authority from his wages and emoluments is not made, such local authority may, without prejudice to any other remedy, recover the amount by retaining it out of any sums due by them to him or out of any gratuity or allowance payable by them to or in respect of him.

(3) Where, under section 55 of this Act, lump sums, allowances or gratuities granted by a local authority are payable by another local authority, the first-mentioned local authority shall transfer from time to time (but not less frequently than once in each quarter) to the other local authority—

(a) in case the first-mentioned local authority are a vocational education committee—one-half of all sums received by them by way of contribution under this section, and

(b) in any other case—the whole of all such sums.