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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Contribution notices and financial support directions

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24.—(1) Article 34 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (contribution notices where avoidance of employer debt) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraphs (5)(c)(i) and (6)(b)(ii) for “determination by the Regulator to exercise the power to issue” substitute “giving of a warning notice in respect of”.

(3) After paragraph (13) add—

(14) In this Article “a warning notice” means a notice given as mentioned in Article 91(2)(a)..

(4) Article 39 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (financial support directions) is amended as follows.

(5) In paragraph (9) for “determination by the Regulator to exercise the power to issue” substitute “giving of a warning notice in respect of”.

(6) After paragraph (11) add—

(12) In this Article “a warning notice” means a notice given as mentioned in Article 91(2)(a)..

(7) In Article 91 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (exercise of regulatory functions: standard procedure) after paragraph (6) insert—

(6A) Paragraph (6B) applies in relation to a warning notice given to a person—

(a)in respect of a contribution notice under Article 34, or

(b)in respect of a financial support direction under Article 39.

(6B) Regulations may provide that no determination notice in respect of the contribution notice or the financial support direction may be given after the end of the prescribed period beginning with the day on which the warning notice is given..

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