*Stokes and another v Oxfordshire County Council

Pension – Pension scheme. The claimant employees under a pension scheme appealed against the pensions ombudsman's determination of a dispute regarding the interpretation of the relevant consolidated version of the Firemen's Pension Scheme Order 1992, SI 1992/129, (the order). The Chancery Division, in dismissing the appeals, held that, on the true interpretation of the relevant clause in the order, the words 'his pensionable pay for the year ending with the relevant date' meant pensionable pay referable to, relating to, or in respect of, his employment or work done in the year in question. Accordingly, when calculating pensionable pay for the year ending with the relevant date, that pay did not include arrears of pay for work done in earlier years, but which were paid in the year ending with the relevant date.

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