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The Personal Pension Schemes (Appropriate Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Requirements in respect of an application for an appropriate scheme certificate

4.—(1) Every application for an appropriate scheme certificate (“the certificate”) shall be made in writing to the Department and shall include—

(a)the name of the scheme and the address where it is administered;

(b)the names and addresses of the administrators of the scheme;

(c)the name, address and position (in relation to the scheme) of the person making the application for the certificate;

(d)the name and address of the person who or body which has established the scheme (the address in the case of a company being that of its registered office);

(e)such evidence as the Department may reasonably require that the scheme satisfies such of the requirements of regulation 3 as apply to it;

(f)which of the forms specified in regulation 2(2) the scheme is to take;

(g)the name and address of a bank or building society which accepts payments made by automated credit transfer together with the name and account number at that bank or building society into which it is desired that minimum contributions should be paid; and

(h)the date from which the desired certificate shall have effect.

(2) Every application shall be accompanied by a copy of—

(a)the documents constituting the scheme; and

(b)the rules of the scheme, if they are not set out in those documents or any of them,

except where the Department in its discretion dispenses wholly or partly with this requirement.

(3) Every person who has made an application shall supply such other documents and information as the Department may reasonably require.

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