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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 6th April 2006 except for regulations 6 and 7 and this regulation which shall come into operation on 30th March 2006.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 2004 Act” means the Finance Act 2004(1);

“the 2006 Regulations” means the Registered Pension Schemes (Modification of the Rules of Existing Schemes) Regulations 2006(2);

“protected rights” has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Pension Schemes Act(3) (protected rights and money purchase benefits);

“public service pension scheme” has the same meaning as in section 1(1) of the Pension Schemes Act(4) (categories of pension schemes);

“registered pension scheme” means a scheme which is a registered pension scheme for the purposes of Part 4 of the 2004 Act (pension schemes etc);

“scheme” means an occupational pension scheme;

“the scheme administrator” has the same meaning as in section 270 of the 2004 Act (meaning of scheme administrator);

“the transitional period” has the same meaning as in regulation 1(2) of the 2006 Regulations (interpretation);

“unauthorised member payment” has the same meaning as in section 160(2) of the 2004 Act (payments by registered pension schemes).

(3) In these Regulations, any reference to a numbered Article is a reference to the Article of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 bearing that number.

(2)

S.I. 2006/364

(3)

Section 6 was amended by paragraph 18 of Schedule 3 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, Article 29(2) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, paragraph 39 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/671) and paragraph 23(2) of Schedule 11 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

(4)

See Article 216(2) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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