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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 104: Dispute resolution procedure

434.Section 50 of the 1995 Act as amended by section 273 of the Pensions Act 2004 sets out requirements relating to the resolution of disputes. It provides that trustees of an occupational pension scheme must ensure that dispute resolution arrangements are made and implemented. The section sets out the types of dispute to which the dispute resolution arrangements apply. The section further provides for the procedure of the dispute resolution arrangements and provides for civil penalties to apply to trustees who fail to take reasonable steps to make or implement dispute resolution arrangements.

435.The Fund trustees are therefore required to put in place the necessary arrangements for the resolution of disputes.

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