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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (1999 Order) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Article 2(3)

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Part IProvisions coming into operation on 24th April 2000 for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations and 9th April 2001 for all other purposes

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 51bereavement payments
Article 52new allowances for bereaved spouses
Article 53entitlement to Category B retirement pension by reference to new allowances
Part I of Schedule 8, and Article 67 in so far as it relates to that Partminor and consequential amendments— bereavement benefits
The following repeals in Part V of Schedule 10 and Article 76 in so far as it relates to them—repeals— benefits: miscellaneous
the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1), section 20(1)(e)(i)description of contributory benefits— widow’s payment
the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(2), in Schedule 6, paragraph 59late claims for widowhood benefit

Part IIProvisions coming into operation on 25th April 2000

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
The following paragraphs of Schedule 2 and Article 17 in so far as it relates to them—pensions: miscellaneous amendments—
paragraph 2inclusion of self-employed in personal pension scheme
paragraph 3revaluation of earnings factors
paragraph 6payment of contributions by the Department for Social Development
paragraphs 7 to 9supervision by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority
paragraph 10institutions who may hold deposits
paragraph 11annual increase in pension
paragraph 13improper treatment of excess assets
paragraph 14rounding of pensionable service
paragraph 15employment rights for directors of corporate trustees
The following repeals in Part I of Schedule 10 and Article 76 in so far as it relates to them—repeals: pensions (miscellaneous)—
the entries relating to sections 69(2)(a)(ii), 92(2)(a) and 176(1) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(3),short service benefit, option to take cash equivalent; definitions
the entry relating to Article 8(4) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(4),appointment of trustees

Part IIIProvisions coming into operation on 1st October 2000

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 3meaning of “stakeholder pension scheme”
Article 4registration of stakeholder pension schemes
Article 9, except the definition of “designated scheme” in subsection (1)interpretation and application of Part II
Schedule 1, except paragraph 1(3), and Article 8(3) except in so far as it relates to paragraph 1(3)application of statutory provisions

Part IVProvisions coming into operation on 1st December 2000

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 21supply of pension information in connection with divorce etc.
Article 22charges by pension arrangements in relation to earmarking orders
Article 23interpretation of Part IV
Articles 24 to 43sharing of rights under pension arrangements
Articles 44 to 48sharing of state scheme rights
Schedule 5pension credits: mode of discharge
Schedule 6effect of state scheme pension debits and credits
Schedule 8, paragraph 31 and Article 67 in so far as it relates to that paragraphminor and consequential amendments— retirement pensions
The following paragraphs of Schedule 9 and Article 74(1) in so far as it relates to them—consequential amendments to—
paragraphs 4 to 12the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992
paragraphs 13 to 16the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(5)
paragraphs 17 to 31the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993
paragraphs 32 to 51the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995
Schedule 10, Part III and Article 76 in so far as it relates to that Partrepeals

Part VProvisions coming into operation on 8th October 2001

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 5duty of employer to facilitate access to stakeholder pension schemes
Article 6obtaining information
Article 7powers of inspection
Article 8(1), (2) and (4)application of statutory provisions
Article 9(1) in so far as it is not already in operationinterpretation
Schedule 1, paragraph 1(3) and Article 8(3) in so far as it is not already in operationapplication of Article 47(9) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (professional advisers)

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