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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Prevention of recovery by employers of Class 1 contributions where certificate cancelled under section 32(3) of the Act

76.—(1) This regulation shall apply in any case where the Occupational Pensions Board or the Department has cancelled a contracting-out certificate under section 32(3) of the Act.

(2) An employer shall not be entitled to recover (whether by deduction from emoluments or otherwise) any arrears which he is required to pay to the Department in respect of an earner’s liability under section 6(3) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (liability for Class 1 contributions) in so far as those arrears comprise the difference between the amount of the primary Class 1 contributions payable at the normal rate in respect of the emoluments from the employed earner’s employment and the amount of the primary Class 1 contributions that were paid while the employment was regarded as contracted out to the cancellation of the further contracting-out certificate.

(3) This regulation shall apply notwithstanding the terms of any contract to the contrary.

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