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

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Applications for the variation of, and to surrender, appropriate scheme certificates

8.—(1) Every application for the variation of, or to surrender, an appropriate scheme certificate—

(a)shall be made in writing to the Department by the administrators of the scheme;

(b)shall be made only after notices of intention to make that application have been given by the administrators in accordance with paragraph (2) except where (in the case of an application for the variation of an appropriate scheme certificate) the Department dispenses with this requirement; and

(c)shall include a statement that all notices required by paragraph (2) to be given in relation to that application have been duly given.

(2) Notices of intention to make an application such as is mentioned in paragraph (1) shall be given in writing to—

(a)any member of the scheme who has protected rights under it; and

(b)any earner who, jointly with the trustees or managers of the scheme, has given in relation to the scheme a notice under section 40(1)(1) which has not been cancelled,

by sending it to his last known address.

(3) Notices given under this regulation shall specify—

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

(b)the date from which it is desired that the variation or surrender shall have effect; and

(c)where the application is to surrender an appropriate scheme certificate, any arrangements made or proposed for the preservation or transfer of protected rights under the scheme.

(4) Every person who makes an application under this regulation shall supply such other documents and information as the Department may reasonably require.


Section 40 is amended by Article 160 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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