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Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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CHAPTER 2OTHER PROVISION ABOUT PENSION COMPENSATION

Charges in respect of pension sharing etc.

99.  After Article 152 of the 2005 Order (administration of compensation) insert—

Charges in respect of pension sharing etc.
Charges in respect of pension sharing etc.

152A.(1) Regulations may make provision for the purpose of enabling the Board to recover prescribed charges in respect of complying with a relevant order or provision.

(2) In paragraph (1) “a relevant order or provision” means any of the following—

(a)an order under Article 25 of the Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (financial provision in connection with divorce etc.) so far as the order—

(i)includes provision made by virtue of Article 27B or 27C of that Order (powers to include provision about pensions), and

(ii)applies in relation to the Board by virtue of Article 27E of that Order;

(b)an order under Article 25 of that Order so far as the order includes provision made by virtue of Article 27F of that Order (attachment of pension compensation on divorce etc.);

(c)an order under Part 1 of Schedule 15 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (financial provision orders in connection with dissolution of civil partnerships etc.: Northern Ireland) so far as the order—

(i)includes provision made by virtue of Part 5 of that Schedule (powers to include provision about pensions), and

(ii)applies in relation to the Board by virtue of Part 6 of that Schedule;

(d)an order under Part 1 of that Schedule so far as the order includes provision made by virtue of paragraph 29A of that Schedule (attachment of pension compensation on dissolution of civil partnership etc.: Northern Ireland);

(e)an order made under any provision corresponding to a provision mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) in force in England and Wales;

(f)an order or provision to which any of paragraphs (f) and (g) of section 168A(2) of the Pensions Act 2004 applies;

(g)an order or provision of a kind mentioned in Article 25(1) of the 1999 Order (pension sharing) so far as the order or provision applies in relation to the Board by virtue of Article 199 of this Order.

(3) Regulations under paragraph (1) may include provision enabling the Board to set off against any PPF compensation payable to a person any charges owed to it by that person under the regulations.

(4) In this Article “PPF compensation” means compensation payable—

(a)under or by virtue of this Chapter, or

(b)under or by virtue of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (pension compensation on divorce etc.)..

Amendments of Schedule 6 to the 2005 Order

100.  Schedule 6 (amendments of Schedule 6 to the 2005 Order) has effect.

Consequential amendments

101.—(1) The 2005 Order is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph 2(2)(d) of Schedule 4 (Board of the Pension Protection Fund) insert—

(da)Article 152A (charges in respect of pension sharing etc.);.

(3) After paragraph 2(2)(g) of that Schedule insert—

(ga)section 94 of, and Schedule 4 to, the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (discharge of liability in respect of pension compensation credit);

(gb)section 95 of that Act (charges in respect of pension compensation sharing costs);

(gc)section 96 of that Act (supply of information about pension compensation in relation to divorce etc.);

(gd)section 97 of that Act (supply of information about pension compensation sharing);.

(4) In paragraph 2(2)(h) of that Schedule, for “(g)” substitute “(gd)”.

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