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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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11.  After Article 70 of the Pensions Order insert the following Article—

Levy towards meeting certain expenditure under this Order

70ZA.(1) For the purpose of meeting some or all of the expenditure under Article 63B, Part VA and Article 69J, regulations may make provision for imposing a levy in respect of such occupational or personal pension schemes as may be prescribed.

(2) Any levy imposed under this Article shall be payable to the Department by or on behalf of—

(a)the administrators of such public service pension schemes as may be prescribed,

(b)the trustees or managers of such other occupational or personal pension schemes as may be prescribed, or

(c)such other persons as may be prescribed,

at such rates and at such times as may be prescribed.

(3) The amount payable by any person on account of the levy shall be a debt due from him to the Department and shall be recoverable accordingly.

(4) Regulations under this Article may include provision relating to the collection and recovery of amounts payable by way of levy under this Article, but this paragraph is without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1)..

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