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The Orders and Rules of Racing

SCHEDULES


Schedule 2 - General duties as to stable employees

Employment and registration of persons working in stables

1.1 Before a Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer employs a Person with previous employment in another training stable, he must

1.1.1 refer to the last Trainer to employ him, and
1.1.2 receive a reply from that Trainer.

1.2 A Trainer must make an application to the Racing Calendar Office for a Person's name to be entered on the Register of Stable Employee Names where

1.2.1 he decides to employ that Person in his stable, or
1.2.2 that Person has regular access to or involvement in his stable, subject to the exceptions in Paragraph 1.2.3.
1.2.3 Paragraph 1.2.2 does not apply to

1.2.3.1 service providers; or
1.2.3.2 Owners, unless they have duties in the stable.

1.3 An application under Paragraph 1.2 must

1.3.1 be made using the Prescribed form (SER1),
1.3.2 be signed by the stable employee and the Trainer (or his Authorised Agent), and
1.3.3 be sent within 24 hours of the start of employment.

1.4 The Trainer must either include the stable employee's permanent UK National Insurance number when he completes the Prescribed form (SER1) or must notify the Racing Calendar Office of the number as soon as it has been received from the employee.
1.5 Where a stable employee's employment has ended, the Trainer (or his Authorised Agent) must, using the Prescribed form (SER3), notify the Racing Calendar Office

1.5.1 immediately if the stable employee is an Apprentice Jockey or a Conditional Jockey, and
1.5.2 otherwise, before the end of the period of seven days starting with day after that on which the employment ended,

and return any identity card and validity pass issued under Rule 40 in respect of the employee.

1.6 This Rule applies to the part-time employment of schoolchildren as it applies to any other Person.

Note: The approval of the Local Education Authority is required for the employment of schoolchildren.

Stable employee training

2.1 A Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer must ensure that all stable employees under 19 years of age join the industry's Stable Staff Training programme and participate in training delivered by

2.1.1 the British Racing School,
2.1.2 the Northern Racing College, or
2.1.3 any other Training Provider for the time being approved by 1st4Sport to offer Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care.

2.2 If it considers it appropriate to do so in exceptional circumstances, the Authority may waive this requirement.

Accident insurance contributions

3.1 In respect of each eligible stable employee, a Trainer must

3.1.1 make an annual contribution towards the Racing Industry Accident Benefit Scheme (the Scheme), and
3.1.2 make an additional contribution every three months directly in respect of sums deductible from the net wages of each eligible employee in accordance with the terms and conditions of service set out in the Standard Terms and Conditions (see Schedule 1).

3.2 A trainer who is not a member of the National Trainers Federation must also make an annual payment to the National Trainers Federation for the administration of the Scheme.
3.3 In this Paragraph Eligible Stable Employee means an eligible person as defined for the purposes of the Scheme.

Pension contributions

4.1 In respect of each employee who is eligible under Paragraph 5 of this Schedule

4.1.1 each Licensed Trainer must make a contribution to

4.1.1.1 the National Trainers Federation Stakeholder Pension Plan (The Plan), or
4.1.1.2 another pension plan or arrangement established by either the Trainer or the employee, and

4.1.2 any Permitted Trainer who enters The Plan must make a contribution to the Plan.

4.2 A Trainer who is not a member of the National Trainers Federation must also make an annual payment to the Federation for the administration of The Plan.
4.3 The rate of contribution due under

4.3.1 Paragraph 4.1 is not less than the rate from time to time established by the National Trainers Federation; and
4.3.2 Paragraph 4.2 is such amount as may be determined by the Authority.

5.1 For the purposes of Paragraph 4, an employee is eligible if

5.1.1 he is 18 years or over,
5.1.2 he is under 65 years,
5.1.3 he is registered and working as a full time paid stable employee at the quarterly renewal date of the scheme,
5.1.4 subject to Paragraph 5.2, he has worked for the Trainer as a full-time paid stable employee for a continuous period of nine months or more (whether in the current period of employment or in a previous period), and
5.1.5 he has a valid permanent UK National Insurance number recorded on the Register of Stable Employee Names (see also Paragraph 5.3).

5.2 The nine month qualification imposed by Paragraph 5.1.4 does not apply in relation to

5.2.1 any employee born on or before the 1st December 1980 who was registered and working as a full time paid stable employee on 31st May 2001, or
5.2.2 any employee who before 1st June 2001 qualified for a pension contribution to be paid under provisions as to the regulation of racing then in force.

5.3 As regards the application of Paragraph 5.1.5 in respect of any quarterly renewal date that falls on or after 1st September 2007, if an employee's National Insurance number

5.3.1 is not recorded on the Register of Stable Employee Names on that date, but
5.3.2 is subsequently registered during his employment with the same Trainer,

any previous contributions from the Trainer which would otherwise have been due shall fall due on the next quarterly renewal date.

Death in Service benefit

6.1 In respect of each employee who is eligible under Paragraph 6.4

6.1.1 each Licensed Trainer must make a contribution to the National Trainers Federation Life Cover Trust in respect of Death in Service benefit (the "DIS Benefit"), and
6.1.2 any Permitted Trainer who opts-in to the DIS Benefit must make a contribution to it.

6.2 A Licensed Trainer who is not a member of the National Trainers Federation and a Permit Trainer who opts-in pursuant to Paragraph 6.1.2 must, when required by the National Trainers Federation, make an annual payment to the Federation for the administration of the DIS Benefit.

6.3 The rate of contribution due under

6.3.1 Paragraph 6.1 is not less than the rate from time to time established by the National Trainers Federation, and
6.3.2 Paragraph 6.2 is such amount as may be determined by the Authority.

6.4 For the purposes of calculating the contributions at Paragraph 6.1 only, an employee is eligible if

6.1.1 he is 16 years to 64 years (inclusive), and
6.1.2 he is registered and working as a full or part time paid stable employee at 1 April each year.