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The Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Pensions Ombudsman) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of the Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Pensions Ombudsman) Regulations

2.  After regulation 2 of the Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Pensions Ombudsman) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(1), there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Extension of Pensions Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to scheme administrators

2A.(1) The Pensions Ombudsman may investigate and determine any complaint in relation to the administration of a scheme, involving an authorised complainant and the administrator of the scheme.

(2) Where the Pensions Ombudsman commences an investigation under paragraph (1), the provisions of Part X of the Act (investigations: the Pensions Ombudsman) shall apply in relation to the administrator as they apply in relation to the trustees or managers of the scheme.

(3) In this regulation—

“administrator” means any person, other than the trustees or managers of a scheme or the employer to which the scheme relates or has related, concerned with the administration of the scheme;

“scheme” means a personal or an occupational pension scheme..

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