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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012

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  1. Introductory TextNext Match

  2. Part 1 State PensionPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 1.Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and womenPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. 2.Duty to report on the impact of socio-economic background (including health indicators) in relation to retirement pensionPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. 3.Abolition of certain additions to the state pensionPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. 4.Consolidation of additional pensionPrevious MatchNext Match

  3. Part 2 Automatic EnrolmentPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 5.Automatic re-enrolment where scheme membership interruptedPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. 6.Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment and re-enrolmentPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. 7.Postponement or disapplication of automatic enrolmentPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. 8.Timing of automatic re-enrolmentPrevious MatchNext Match

    5. 9.Review of earnings trigger and qualifying earnings bandPrevious MatchNext Match

    6. 10.Rounded figures for earnings trigger and qualifying earnings bandPrevious MatchNext Match

    7. 11.Qualifying schemes: administration chargesPrevious MatchNext Match

    8. 12.Test scheme standard for schemes that produce sum of money for provision of benefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

    9. 13.Certification that alternative to quality requirement is satisfiedPrevious MatchNext Match

    10. 14.Certification for non-UK schemesPrevious MatchNext Match

    11. 15.Transitional period for defined benefits and hybrid schemes to be optionalPrevious MatchNext Match

    12. 16.Arrangements where transitional conditions cease to be satisfiedPrevious MatchNext Match

    13. 17.Power of managers to modify by resolutionPrevious MatchNext Match

    14. 18.No indemnification for civil penaltiesPrevious MatchNext Match

    15. 19.Power to exempt certain cross-border employment from enrolment dutyPrevious MatchNext Match

  4. Part 3 Occupational Pension SchemesPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Indexation and revaluationPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 20.Indexation and revaluationPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 21.Indexation requirements for cash balance benefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. Pension Protection FundPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 22.Pension Protection FundPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. MiscellaneousPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 23.Payment of surplus to employer: transitional power to amend schemePrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 24.Contribution notices and financial support directionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. 25.Technical amendment to Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 26.Technical amendment to section 38(2) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993Previous MatchNext Match

  5. Part 4 Money Purchase BenefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 27.Definition of money purchase benefitsPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. 28.TransitionalPrevious MatchNext Match

    3. 29.Consequential and supplementaryPrevious MatchNext Match

    4. 30.Power to make further provisionPrevious MatchNext Match

    5. 31.RegulationsPrevious MatchNext Match

  6. Part 5 Miscellaneous and GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. MiscellaneousPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 32.Grants by the Department to advisory bodies etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 33.Service of documents and electronic workingPrevious MatchNext Match

    2. GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 34.CommencementPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. 35.Short titlePrevious MatchNext Match

  7. Schedules

    1. SCHEDULE 1Previous MatchNext Match

      Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women: consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.In section 2A (claim or full entitlement to certain benefits...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In section 2AA (full entitlement to certain benefits conditional on...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.In section 2D (work-related activity) in subsection (9)(e) for “6...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 22)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 4.In Article 123 (equalisation of and increase in pensionable age...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. The Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 1)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 5.In section 11 (increase in pensionable age for men and...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 6.In Schedule 3 (increase in pensionable age for men and...Previous MatchNext Match

    2. SCHEDULE 2Previous MatchNext Match

      Abolition of certain additions to the state pension: consequential amendments etc.Previous MatchNext Match

      1. The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In section 55 (pension increase or lump sum where entitlement...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.(1) Schedule 5 (pension increase or lump sum where entitlement...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Repeals of spent enactmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 4.The following provisions are repealed— (a) paragraph 40 of Schedule...Previous MatchNext Match

    3. SCHEDULE 3Previous MatchNext Match

      Consolidation of additional pensionPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.(1) Section 45 (the additional pension in a Category A...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In section 46 (modifications of section 45 for calculating the...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.In section 121(1) (interpretation of Parts 1 to 6) insert...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.(1) Section 172 (Assembly etc. control of regulations and orders)...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 5.(1) Schedule 4B (additional pension: accrual rates for purposes of...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 6.(1) Schedule 4C (additional pension: consolidated amount for the purposes...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. The Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 7.In section 42 (effect of entitlement to guaranteed minimum pensions...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 8.In section 42A (retirement in tax year after 5th April...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. The Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 13)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 9.In section 81 (consolidation of additional pension) in subsection (7)...Previous MatchNext Match

    4. SCHEDULE 4Previous MatchNext Match

      Pension Protection FundPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Requirements to obtain actuarial valuationsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 is amended as follows....Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.In Article 54(3) (right to apply under Article 367 of...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3.(1) Article 125 (effect of review of ill health pension)...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.In Article 126 (interpretation) in the definition of “scheme valuation”...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 5.(1) Article 127 (Board's obligation to obtain valuation of assets...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 6.After Article 127 insert— Determinations under Article 127 (1) Where the Board makes a determination under Article 127(2)(a)...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 7.(1) Article 128 (approval of valuation) is amended as follows....Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 8.In Article 129(1) (binding valuations) for “127” substitute “ 127(2)(b)...Previous MatchNext Match

        9. 9.(1) Article 135 (application for Board to assume responsibility for...Previous MatchNext Match

        10. 10.In Article 138(5)(b) (requirement to wind up scheme) after “that...Previous MatchNext Match

        11. 11.(1) Article 142 (Board's duty to assume responsibility for closed...Previous MatchNext Match

        12. 12.(1) Article 144 (transfer notice) is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

        13. 13.(1) Schedule 8 (reviewable matters) is amended as follows. Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Requirement to obtain protected benefits quotationPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 14.In Article 135(4)(a) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 15.(1) Article 136 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 16.In the following provisions of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Removal of restriction on transfer noticesPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 17.(1) The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 is amended as...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Assembly control of orders and regulationsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 18.In Article 288(3) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Pension credit membersPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 19.(1) Schedule 6 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 20.In the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 omit...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. Postponement of compensationPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 21.Schedule 6 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (pension...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 22.For paragraph 25A (deferral of compensation) and the heading before...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 23.(1) In paragraph 5(3) (periodic compensation for postponed pensioner at...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 24.(1) In paragraph 6 (periodic compensation for widow or widower...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 25.In paragraph 24(1) (commutation of periodic compensation) for “becomes payable”...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 26.(1) In paragraph 25B (eligibility for terminal illness lump sum)—...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 27.(1) Paragraph 28 (annual increase in periodic compensation) is amended...Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 28.(1) In paragraph 29 (Board's powers to alter rates of...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. Pension compensation sharing: postponement of compensationPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 29.Schedule 4 to the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland)...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 30.(1) Omit paragraph 11 (deferral of compensation). Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 31.(1) In paragraph 4(3) (periodic compensation for transferee over pension...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 32.(1) In paragraph 5 (periodic compensation for widow etc. of...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 33.In paragraph 9(1) (commutation of periodic compensation) for “becomes payable”...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 34.(1) In paragraph 12 (eligibility for terminal illness lump sum)—...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 35.(1) Paragraph 17 (annual increase in periodic compensation) is amended...Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 36.In paragraph 20 (Board's power to alter rates of revaluation...Previous MatchNext Match

      8. Calculation of compensation: admissible rules etc.Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 37.(1) Schedule 6 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005...Previous MatchNext Match

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