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

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Issue of contracting-out certificates

8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) when the Department has determined that an employment should be treated, either in relation to all earners in it or in relation to any specified category or description of earners, as contracted-out employment, it shall issue and send to the employer concerned a contracting-out certificate.

(2) The contracting-out certificate shall specify—

(a)the name and address of the employer;

(b)the name of the scheme by reference to which that employment is to be so treated;

(c)the employments to which the certificate relates or, if the contracting-out certificate does not relate to all earners in those employments, the categories or descriptions of the earners to whom it relates, and

(d)the date from which the certificate is to have effect, which may, where the Department considers it appropriate, be earlier than the date on which the certificate is issued, provided that the scheme satisfied any contracting-out conditions or requirements which apply to the scheme from the date from which the certificate is to have effect.

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