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The Pensions (2012 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into operation of—

(a)section 10 (rounded figures for earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band);

(b)section 13 (certification that alternative to quality requirement is satisfied); and

(c)section 14 (certification for non-UK schemes),

in so far as not already in operation, is 7th June 2012.

(2) The day appointed for the coming into operation of—

(a)section 2 (duty to report on the impact of socio-economic background (including health indicators) in relation to retirement pension);

(b)section 3(1) to (4), (9) and (10) (abolition of certain additions to the state pension);

(c)section 3(5) in so far as it provides for the omission of the following paragraphs of Schedule 5 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) (pension increase of lump sum where entitlement to retirement pension is deferred)—

(i)paragraph 5A(2)(b) and (3)(a);

(ii)paragraph 6(2)(b), (3)(c) and (4)(b);

(iii)paragraph 6A(2)(b), and

(iv)paragraph 7(1),

and section 3(7) in so far as it relates to those paragraphs;

(d)section 9 (review of earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band);

(e)section 20 (indexation and revaluation);

(f)section 21 (indexation requirements for cash balance benefits);

(g)section 24 (contribution notices and financial support directions);

(h)section 32 (grants by the Department to advisory bodies etc.);

(i)section 33(2) (service of documents and electronic working);

(j)in Schedule 2 (repeals and amendments consequential on section 3(5) of the Act)—

(i)paragraph 1 in so far as it relates to the paragraphs specified in heads (ii) to (iv);

(ii)paragraph 3(1), in so far as it relates to paragraph 3(7) and (8);

(iii)paragraph 3(7) and (8), and

(iv)paragraph 4(a) and (d),

and section 3(6) and (8) in so far as it relates to those paragraphs;

(k)in Schedule 4 (pension protection fund)—

(i)paragraph 1 in so far as it relates to the paragraphs specified in heads (ii) to (v);

(ii)paragraph 17 (removal of restriction on transfer notices);

(iii)paragraph 18 (Assembly control of orders and regulations);

(iv)paragraphs 19 and 20 (pension credit members), and

(v)paragraph 37 (calculation of compensation: admissible rules etc.),

and section 22 in so far as it relates to those paragraphs,

is 7th June 2012.

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