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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 12E+W+S+N.I. Consequential amendments

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Other consequential amendments

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c.66)S

67[F1The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 has effect subject to the following amendments.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 12 para. 67 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 67 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(1); Sch. 12 para. 67 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and at 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

68[F1In section 35(1), in paragraph (a) for “under the said section 8(2) for the transfer of property by him” substitute “ a court has, under the said section 8(2), made an order for the transfer of property by him or made a pension sharing order ”.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 12 para. 68 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 68 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(1); Sch. 12 para. 68 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

69[F1After section 36C there is inserted—

36D Recovery of excessive contributions in pension-sharing cases.

(1)For the purposes of section 34 of this Act, a pension-sharing transaction shall be taken—

(a)to be a transaction, entered into by the transferor with the transferee, by which the appropriate amount is transferred by the transferor to the transferee; and

(b)to be capable of being an alienation challengeable under that section only so far as it is a transfer of so much of the appropriate amount as is recoverable.

(2)For the purposes of section 35 of this Act, a pension-sharing transaction shall be taken—

(a)to be a pension sharing order made by the court under section 8(2) of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985; and

(b)to be an order capable of being recalled under that section only so far as it is a payment or transfer of so much of the appropriate amount as is recoverable.

(3)For the purposes of section 36 of this Act, a pension-sharing transaction shall be taken—

(a)to be something (namely a transfer of the appropriate amount to the transferee) done by the transferor; and

(b)to be capable of being an unfair preference given to the transferee only so far as it is a transfer of so much of the appropriate amount as is recoverable.

(4)Where—

(a)an alienation is challenged under section 34;

(b)an application is made under section 35 for the recall of an order made in divorce proceedings; or

(c)a transaction is challenged under section 36,

if any question arises as to whether, or the extent to which, the appropriate amount in the case of a pension-sharing transaction is recoverable, the question shall be determined in accordance with subsections (5) to (9).

(5)The court shall first determine the extent (if any) to which the transferor’s rights under the shared arrangement at the time of the transaction appear to have been (whether directly or indirectly) the fruits of contributions (“personal contributions”)—

(a)which the transferor has at any time made on his own behalf, or

(b)which have at any time been made on the transferor’s behalf,

to the shared arrangement or any other pension arrangement.

(6)Where it appears that those rights were to any extent the fruits of personal contributions, the court shall then determine the extent (if any) to which those rights appear to have been the fruits of personal contributions whose making has unfairly prejudiced the transferor’s creditors (“the unfair contributions”).

(7)If it appears to the court that the extent to which those rights were the fruits of the unfair contributions is such that the transfer of the appropriate amount could have been made out of rights under the shared arrangement which were not the fruits of the unfair contributions, then the appropriate amount is not recoverable.

(8)If it appears to the court that the transfer could not have been wholly so made, then the appropriate amount is recoverable to the extent to which it appears to the court that the transfer could not have been so made.

(9)In making the determination mentioned in subsection (6) the court shall consider in particular—

(a)whether any of the personal contributions were made for the purpose of putting assets beyond the reach of the transferor’s creditors or any of them; and

(b)whether the total amount of any personal contributions represented, at the time the pension sharing arrangement was made, by rights under pension arrangements is an amount which is excessive in view of the transferor’s circumstances when those contributions were made.

(10)In this section and sections 36E and 36F—

36E Recovery orders.

(1)In this section and section 36F of this Act, “recovery order” means—

(a)a decree granted under section 34(4) of this Act;

(b)an order made under section 35(2) of this Act;

(c)a decree granted under section 36(5) of this Act,

in any proceedings to which section 36D of this Act applies.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of section 34(4), 35(2) or 36(5) a recovery order may include provision—

(a)requiring the person responsible for a pension arrangement in which the transferee has acquired rights derived directly or indirectly from the pension-sharing transaction to pay an amount to the permanent trustee,

(b)adjusting the liabilities of the pension arrangement in respect of the transferee,

(c)adjusting any liabilities of the pension arrangement in respect of any other person that derive, directly or indirectly, from rights of the transferee under the arrangement,

(d)for the recovery by the person responsible for the pension arrangement (whether by deduction from any amount which that person is ordered to pay or otherwise) of costs incurred by that person in complying in the debtor’s case with any requirement under section 36F(1) or in giving effect to the order.

(3)In subsection (2), references to adjusting the liabilities of a pension arrangement in respect of a person include (in particular) reducing the amount of any benefit or future benefit to which that person is entitled under the arrangement.

(4)The maximum amount which the person responsible for an arrangement may be required to pay by a recovery order is the smallest of—

(a)so much of the appropriate amount as, in accordance with section 36D of this Act, is recoverable,

(b)so much (if any) of the amount of the unfair contributions (within the meaning given by section 36D(6)) as is not recoverable by way of an order under section 36A of this Act containing provision such as is mentioned in section 36B(1)(a), and

(c)the value of the debtor’s rights under the arrangement acquired by the transferee as a consequence of the transfer of the appropriate amount.

(5)A recovery order which requires the person responsible for an arrangement to pay an amount (“the restoration amount”) to the permanent trustee must provide for the liabilities of the arrangement to be correspondingly reduced.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (5), liabilities are correspondingly reduced if the difference between—

(a)the amount of the liabilities immediately before the reduction, and

(b)the amount of the liabilities immediately after the reduction,

is equal to the restoration amount.

(7)A recovery order in respect of an arrangement—

(a)shall be binding on the person responsible for the arrangement, and

(b)overrides provisions of the arrangement to the extent that they conflict with the provisions of the order.

36F Recovery orders: supplementary.

(1)The person responsible for a pension arrangement under which the transferee has, at any time, acquired rights by virtue of the transfer of the appropriate amount shall, on the permanent trustee making a written request, provide the trustee with such information about the arrangement and the rights under it of the transferor and transferee as the permanent trustee may reasonably require for, or in connection with, the making of an application for a recovery order.

(2)Nothing in—

(a)any provision of section 159 of the M1Pension Schemes Act 1993 or section 91 of the M2Pensions Act 1995 (which prevent assignation and the making of orders which restrain a person from receiving anything which he is prevented from assigning),

(b)any provision of any enactment (whether passed or made before or after the passing of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999) corresponding to any of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (a), or

(c)any provision of the arrangement in question corresponding to any of those provisions,

applies to a court exercising its power to make a recovery order.

(3)Regulations may, for the purposes of the recovery provisions, make provision about the calculation and verification of—

(a)any such value as is mentioned in section 36E(4)(c);

(b)any such amounts as are mentioned in section 36E(6)(a) and (b).

(4)The power conferred by subsection (3) includes power to provide for calculation or verification—

(a)in such manner as may, in the particular case, be approved by a prescribed person; or

(b)in accordance with guidance—

(i)from time to time prepared by a prescribed person, and

(ii)approved by the Secretary of State.

(5)References in the recovery provisions to the person responsible for a pension arrangement are to—

(a)the trustees, managers or provider of the arrangement, or

(b)the person having functions in relation to the arrangement corresponding to those of a trustee, manager or provider.

(6)In this section—

(7)Regulations under the recovery provisions may—

(a)make different provision for different cases;

(b)contain such incidental, supplemental and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State necessary or expedient.

(8)Regulations under the recovery provisions shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 12 para. 69 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 69 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(1); Sch. 12 para. 69 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

Marginal Citations

Insolvency Act 1986 (c.45)E+W

70The Insolvency Act 1986 is amended as follows.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 12 para. 70 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 70 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(1); Sch. 12 para. 70 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

71After section 342C there is inserted—

342D Recovery of excessive contributions in pension-sharing cases.

(1)For the purposes of sections 339, 341 and 342, a pension-sharing transaction shall be taken—

(a)to be a transaction, entered into by the transferor with the transferee, by which the appropriate amount is transferred by the transferor to the transferee; and

(b)to be capable of being a transaction entered into at an undervalue only so far as it is a transfer of so much of the appropriate amount as is recoverable.

(2)For the purposes of sections 340 to 342, a pension-sharing transaction shall be taken—

(a)to be something (namely a transfer of the appropriate amount to the transferee) done by the transferor; and

(b)to be capable of being a preference given to the transferee only so far as it is a transfer of so much of the appropriate amount as is recoverable.

(3)If on an application under section 339 or 340 any question arises as to whether, or the extent to which, the appropriate amount in the case of a pension-sharing transaction is recoverable, the question shall be determined in accordance with subsections (4) to (8).

(4)The court shall first determine the extent (if any) to which the transferor’s rights under the shared arrangement at the time of the transaction appear to have been (whether directly or indirectly) the fruits of contributions (“personal contributions”)—

(a)which the transferor has at any time made on his own behalf, or

(b)which have at any time been made on the transferor’s behalf,

to the shared arrangement or any other pension arrangement.

(5)Where it appears that those rights were to any extent the fruits of personal contributions, the court shall then determine the extent (if any) to which those rights appear to have been the fruits of personal contributions whose making has unfairly prejudiced the transferor’s creditors (“the unfair contributions”).

(6)If it appears to the court that the extent to which those rights were the fruits of the unfair contributions is such that the transfer of the appropriate amount could have been made out of rights under the shared arrangement which were not the fruits of the unfair contributions, then the appropriate amount is not recoverable.

(7)If it appears to the court that the transfer could not have been wholly so made, then the appropriate amount is recoverable to the extent to which it appears to the court that the transfer could not have been so made.

(8)In making the determination mentioned in subsection (5) the court shall consider in particular—

(a)whether any of the personal contributions were made for the purpose of putting assets beyond the reach of the transferor’s creditors or any of them, and

(b)whether the total amount of any personal contributions represented, at the time the pension-sharing transaction was made, by rights under pension arrangements is an amount which is excessive in view of the transferor’s circumstances when those contributions were made.

(9)In this section and sections 342E and 342F—

342E Orders under section 339 or 340 in respect of pension-sharing transactions.

(1)This section and section 342F apply if the court is making an order under section 339 or 340 in a case where—

(a)the transaction or preference is, or is any part of, a pension-sharing transaction, and

(b)the transferee has rights under a pension arrangement (“the destination arrangement”, which may be the shared arrangement or any other pension arrangement) that are derived, directly or indirectly, from the pension-sharing transaction.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of section 339(2) or 340(2), or of section 342, the order may include provision—

(a)requiring the person responsible for the destination arrangement to pay an amount to the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy,

(b)adjusting the liabilities of the destination arrangement in respect of the transferee,

(c)adjusting any liabilities of the destination arrangement in respect of any other person that derive, directly or indirectly, from rights of the transferee under the destination arrangement,

(d)for the recovery by the person responsible for the destination arrangement (whether by deduction from any amount which that person is ordered to pay or otherwise) of costs incurred by that person in complying in the transferor’s case with any requirement under section 342F(1) or in giving effect to the order,

(e)for the recovery, from the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy, by the person responsible for a pension arrangement, of costs incurred by that person in complying in the transferor’s case with any requirement under section 342F(2) or (3).

(3)In subsection (2), references to adjusting the liabilities of the destination arrangement in respect of a person include (in particular) reducing the amount of any benefit or future benefit to which that person is entitled under the arrangement.

(4)The maximum amount which the person responsible for the destination arrangement may be required to pay by the order is the smallest of—

(a)so much of the appropriate amount as, in accordance with section 342D, is recoverable,

(b)so much (if any) of the amount of the unfair contributions (within the meaning given by section 342D(5)) as is not recoverable by way of an order under section 342A containing provision such as is mentioned in section 342B(1)(a), and

(c)the value of the transferee’s rights under the destination arrangement so far as they are derived, directly or indirectly, from the pension-sharing transaction.

(5)If the order requires the person responsible for the destination arrangement to pay an amount (“the restoration amount”) to the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy it must provide for the liabilities of the arrangement to be correspondingly reduced.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (5), liabilities are correspondingly reduced if the difference between—

(a)the amount of the liabilities immediately before the reduction, and

(b)the amount of the liabilities immediately after the reduction,

is equal to the restoration amount.

(7)The order—

(a)shall be binding on the person responsible for the destination arrangement, and

(b)overrides provisions of the destination arrangement to the extent that they conflict with the provisions of the order.

342F Orders under section 339 or 340 in pension-sharing cases: supplementary.

(1)On the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy making a written request to the person responsible for the destination arrangement, that person shall provide the trustee with such information about—

(a)the arrangement,

(b)the transferee’s rights under it, and

(c)where the destination arrangement is the shared arrangement, the transferor’s rights under it,

as the trustee may reasonably require for, or in connection with, the making of applications under sections 339 and 340.

(2)Where the shared arrangement is not the destination arrangement, the person responsible for the shared arrangement shall, on the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy making a written request to that person, provide the trustee with such information about—

(a)the arrangement, and

(b)the transferor’s rights under it,

as the trustee may reasonably require for, or in connection with, the making of applications under sections 339 and 340.

(3)On the transferor’s trustee in bankruptcy making a written request to the person responsible for any intermediate arrangement, that person shall provide the trustee with such information about—

(a)the arrangement, and

(b)the transferee’s rights under it,

as the trustee may reasonably require for, or in connection with, the making of applications under sections 339 and 340.

(4)In subsection (3) “intermediate arrangement” means a pension arrangement, other than the shared arrangement or the destination arrangement, in relation to which the following conditions are fulfilled—

(a)there was a time when the transferee had rights under the arrangement that were derived (directly or indirectly) from the pension-sharing transaction, and

(b)the transferee’s rights under the destination arrangement (so far as derived from the pension-sharing transaction) are to any extent derived (directly or indirectly) from the rights mentioned in paragraph (a).

(5)Nothing in—

(a)any provision of section 159 of the M3Pension Schemes Act 1993 or section 91 of the M4Pensions Act 1995 (which prevent assignment and the making of orders which restrain a person from receiving anything which he is prevented from assigning),

(b)any provision of any enactment (whether passed or made before or after the passing of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999) corresponding to any of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (a), or

(c)any provision of the destination arrangement corresponding to any of those provisions,

applies to a court exercising its powers under section 339 or 340.

(6)Regulations may, for the purposes of sections 339 to 342, sections 342D and 342E and this section, make provision about the calculation and verification of—

(a)any such value as is mentioned in section 342E(4)(c);

(b)any such amounts as are mentioned in section 342E(6)(a) and (b).

(7)The power conferred by subsection (6) includes power to provide for calculation or verification—

(a)in such manner as may, in the particular case, be approved by a prescribed person; or

(b)in accordance with guidance—

(i)from time to time prepared by a prescribed person, and

(ii)approved by the Secretary of State.

(8)In section 342E and this section, references to the person responsible for a pension arrangement are to—

(a)the trustees, managers or provider of the arrangement, or

(b)the person having functions in relation to the arrangement corresponding to those of a trustee, manager or provider.

(9)In this section—

(10)Regulations under this section may—

(a)make different provision for different cases;

(b)contain such incidental, supplemental and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State necessary or expedient.

(11)Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 12 para. 71 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 71 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(2); Sch. 12 para. 71 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

Marginal Citations

72In section 384(1) (meaning of “prescribed” in the second Group of Parts), after “Subject to the next subsection” insert “ and sections 342C(7) and 342F(9) in Chapter V of Part IX ”.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 12 para. 72 wholly in force at 6.4.2002; Sch. 12 para. 72 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(1); Sch. 12 para. 72 in force at 26.3.2002 for certain purposes and 6.4.2002 otherwise by S.I. 2002/818, art. 2 (with art. 3 which omitted S.I. 2002/153, art. 2(h)(k))

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c.1)E+W+S+N.I.

73The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 is amended as follows.

74In section 172(3) (exceptions from tax), for “earnings threshold” substitute “ secondary threshold ”.

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F2Sch. 12 para. 75 repealed (with effect in accordance with s. 723(1)(a)(b) of the amending Act) by Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), s. 723, Sch. 8 Pt. 1 (with Sch. 7)

Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c.4)E+W+S

76The Contributions and Benefits Act has effect subject to the following amendments.

77(1)Section 122(1) (interpretation of Parts I to VI etc.) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In the definition of “current”, after “limits” insert “ and primary and secondary thresholds ”.

(3)In the definition beginning with “lower earnings limit”—

(a)for “and “earnings threshold”” substitute “primary threshold” and “secondary threshold” ; and

(b)for “the earnings” substitute “ the primary or secondary ”.

78(1)Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions relating to contributions) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (5).E+W+S

(2)For “earnings threshold” (wherever occurring) substitute “ secondary threshold ”.

(3)For “lower earnings limit” (wherever occurring) substitute “ primary threshold ”.

(4)Omit sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).

(5)After sub-paragraph (9) add—

(10)In relation to earners paid otherwise than weekly, any reference in this paragraph to—

(a)the primary or the secondary threshold, or

(b)the upper earnings limit,

shall be construed as a reference to the equivalent of that threshold or limit prescribed under section 5(4) above.

(6)In paragraph 6 of that Schedule—

(a)in sub-paragraph (5), for “section 159A” substitute “ section 4A, 159A ”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (6), after “relating” insert “ to relevant payments or benefits within the meaning of section 4A above or (as the case may be) ”.

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5)E+W+S+N.I.

79The Administration Act has effect subject to the following amendments.

80After section 140E insert—

140EE Financing of other expenditure.

(1)The Secretary of State may make to a local authority such payments as he thinks fit in respect of expenses incurred by the authority in connection with the carrying out of any relevant function—

(a)by the authority,

(b)by any person providing services to the authority, or

(c)by any person authorised by the authority to carry out that function.

(2)In subsection (1) “relevant function” means any function conferred by virtue of section 2A, 2C or 7A above.

(3)The following provisions, namely—

(a)in section 140B, subsections (1), (3), (4), (5)(b), (7)(b) and (8), and

(b)section 140C,

apply in relation to a payment under this section as in relation to a payment of subsidy.

(4)The Secretary of State may (without prejudice to the generality of his powers in relation to the amount of subsidy) take into account the fact that an amount has been paid under this section in respect of costs falling within section 140B(4A)(a) above.

81In section 170(5) (enactments conferring functions in respect of which Social Security Advisory Committee is to advise)—

(a)in the definition of “the relevant enactments”, after paragraph (ad) insert—

(ae)sections 60, 72 and 79 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;; and

(b)in the definition of “the relevant Northern Ireland enactments”, after paragraph (ad) insert—

(ae)any provisions in Northern Ireland which correspond to sections 60, 72 and 79 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;.

82In section 189 (regulations and orders—general), after subsection (7) insert—

(7A)Without prejudice to the generality of any of the preceding provisions of this section, regulations under any of sections 2A to 2C and 7A above may provide for all or any of the provisions of the regulations to apply only in relation to any area or areas specified in the regulations.

83In section 190 (Parliamentary control of orders and regulations), in subsection (1) (instruments subject to the affirmative procedure), before the “or” at the end of paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)the first regulations to be made under section 2A;.

Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c.7)E+W+S+N.I.

84The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 has effect subject to the following amendments.

85(1)Section 121(1) (interpretation of Parts I to VI etc.) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2)In the definition of “current”, after “limits” insert “ and primary and secondary thresholds ”.

(3)In the definition beginning with “lower earnings limit”—

(a)for “and “earnings threshold”” substitute “primary threshold” and “secondary threshold” ; and

(b)for “the earnings” substitute “ the primary or secondary ”.

86(1)Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions relating to contributions) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (5).N.I.

(2)For “earnings threshold” (wherever occurring) substitute “ secondary threshold ”.

(3)For “lower earnings limit” (wherever occurring) substitute “ primary threshold ”.

(4)Omit sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).

(5)After sub-paragraph (9) add—

(10)In relation to earners paid otherwise than weekly, any reference in this paragraph to—

(a)the primary or the secondary threshold, or

(b)the upper earnings limit,

shall be construed as a reference to the equivalent of that threshold or limit prescribed under section 5(4) above.

(6)In paragraph 6 of that Schedule—

(a)in sub-paragraph (5), for “section 155A” substitute “ section 4A, 155A ”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (6), after “relating” insert “ to relevant payments or benefits within the meaning of section 4A above or (as the case may be) ”.

Social Security Act 1998 (c.14)E+W+S

87In Schedule 2 to the Social Security Act 1998 (decisions against which no appeal lies), after paragraph 5 insert—

Work-focused interviewsE+W+S

5AA decision terminating or reducing the amount of a person’s benefit made in consequence of any decision made under regulations under section 2A of the Administration Act (work-focused interviews).