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The Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)N.I.

45  The Pension Schemes Act has effect subject to the following amendments.N.I.

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I1Sch. 4 para. 45 in operation at 6.4.2012 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(1)(b)(i)

I2Sch. 4 para. 45 in operation at 7.6.2012 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/234, art. 2(1)(a)(i)

I3Sch. 4 para. 45 in operation at 6.4.2015 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(iii)

46  In section 4 (meaning of, among other things, “minimum payment”) omit subsection (3) (regulations may make provision about manner in which minimum payments to be made etc.).N.I.

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I4Sch. 4 para. 46 in operation at 6.4.2015 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(iv)

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47  In section 16 (transfer of accrued rights) in subsection (3) (regulations may provide for certain provisions to have effect subject to modifications) omit “and 39 to 41,”.N.I.

48  Omit section 27 (investment and resources of schemes).N.I.

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I5Sch. 4 para. 48 in operation at 6.4.2015 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(iv)

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49  In section 36 (scope of Chapter 2 of Part 3) omit paragraph (b) (which relates to contributions to be paid by HMRC in respect of members of money purchase contracted-out schemes or of appropriate personal pension schemes).N.I.

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50  Omit section 38A (reduced rates of contributions, and rebates, for members of money purchase contracted-out schemes etc.).N.I.

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51  Omit section 39 (payment of minimum contributions to personal pension schemes).N.I.

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52  Omit section 41 (amount of minimum contributions).N.I.

53  Omit section 41B (money purchase and personal pension schemes: verification of ages).N.I.

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I6Sch. 4 para. 53 in operation at 6.4.2015 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(iv)

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F1Sch. 4 para. 54 omitted (6.4.2012 coming into operation in accordance with art. 1(a)) by virtue of The Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/124), arts. 1(b), 7(3)(a) (This paragraph never comes into operation)

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55  In section 160 (Crown employment) in subsection (2) (employees of Crown to be treated as employed earners for certain purposes) [F2omit paragraph (b).]N.I.

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F2Words in Sch. 4 para. 55 substituted (6.4.2012 coming into operation in accordance with art. 1(a)) by The Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/124), arts. 1(b), 7(3)(b) (This amendment cannot take effect until Sch.4 para. 55 comes into operation)

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56—(1) Section 172 (general financial arrangements) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In subsection (1) (amounts to be paid out of the National Insurance Fund)—

(a)in paragraph (za) (payments by HMRC under various provisions) omit “or section 38A(2C) or (3)”;

(b)omit paragraph (a) (minimum contributions paid by HMRC under section 39).

(3) In subsection (7) (amounts to be paid into National Insurance Fund) in paragraph (a) omit “, 38A(2D) or (5) or 39(5) or (6)”.

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57—(1) Section 176 (interpretation) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In subsection (1) omit the definition of “minimum contributions”.

(3) In subsection (4) (regulations may prescribe the persons who are to be regarded as members or prospective members of an occupational scheme etc.) omit “, 39”.

58—(1) Schedule 1 (certification regulations) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In Part 1 (occupational pension schemes) in paragraph 4 (regulations may modify certain provisions of Part 3 in cases where person employed in two or more employments) in sub-paragraph (1) for “and 64” substitute “ , 63 and 64 ”.

(3) In paragraph 5 (state scheme premiums) in sub-paragraph (1) (regulations may require provision of information to HMRC for purpose of certain provisions) for the words from “sections 33” to the end substitute “ sections 33, F3... 46 to 59 and 155(1) to (3) and (6) F4.... ”.

(4) In paragraph 6 (schemes covering different employers) in sub-paragraph (1) (regulations may modify certain provisions in cases where earner under different employers qualifies for benefits of same occupational pension scheme) for “, and 64” substitute “ , 63 and 64 ”.

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Amendments (Textual)

F3Words in Sch. 4 para. 58(3) omitted (6.4.2012 coming into operation in accordance with art. 1(a)) by virtue of The Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/124), arts. 1(b), 7(3)(c)(i) (This amendment cannot take effect until Sch. 4 para. 58(3) comes into operation)

F4Words in Sch. 4 para. 58(3) omitted (6.4.2012 coming into operation in accordance with art. 1(a)) by virtue of The Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/124), arts. 1(b), 7(3)(c)(ii) (This amendment cannot take effect until Sch. 4 para. 58(3) comes into operation)

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 4 para. 58(1) in operation at 6.4.2012 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(1)(b)(ii)

I8Sch. 4 para. 58(1) in operation at 6.4.2015 in so far as not already in operation by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(v)

I9Sch. 4 para. 58(2) (4) in operation at 6.4.2012 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(1)(b)(iii)

I10Sch. 4 para. 58(3) in operation at 6.4.2015 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(2)(a)(v)

59—(1) Paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 (priority in bankruptcy, etc.: employer's contributions to occupational pension scheme) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) Omit sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) (sums owed on account of employer's minimum payments to a money purchase contracted-out scheme).

(3) In sub-paragraph (3A) (definition of “the appropriate amount”)—

(a)in the opening words omit “or (3)”;

(b)in paragraph (a) omit “or (2) (as the case may be)”.

(4) In sub-paragraph (5) (interpretation)—

(a)omit the definition of “appropriate flat-rate percentage”;

[F5(b)in the definition of “the percentage for contributing earners”—

(i)omit the words “(a) in relation to a salary related contracted-out scheme,”;

(ii)omit paragraph (b) and the preceding “and”;]

[F5(c)in the definition of “the percentage for non-contributing earners”—

(i)omit the words “(a) in relation to a salary related contracted-out scheme,”;

(ii)omit paragraph (b) and the preceding “and”.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F5Sch. 4 para. 59(4)(b) (c) substituted (2.6.2012) by Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012 (c. 3), ss. 25, 34(2)

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 4 para. 59 in operation at 7.6.2012 by S.R. 2012/234, art. 2(1)(a)(ii)

I12Sch. 4 para. 59(1) in operation at 6.4.2012 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(1)(b)(iv)

I13Sch. 4 para. 59(2) (3) in operation at 6.4.2012 by S.R. 2012/115, art. 2(1)(b)(v)

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