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The Health and Social Care Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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131.  In this Part—

“cash equivalent” means an amount calculated in accordance with regulations made under section 93 of the 1993 Act(1);

“club scheme” means a registered occupational pension scheme (other than a connected scheme) that has agreed to make and receive transfer value payments under the club transfer arrangements;

“club transfer” means a transfer value payment made pursuant to club transfer arrangements: and “non-club transfer” must be construed accordingly;

“club transfer arrangements” means arrangements approved by the scheme manager as providing reciprocal arrangements between this scheme and other registered occupational pension schemes for making and receiving transfer value payments;

“club transfer earned pension” means the pension attributable to the receipt of a club transfer value;

“club transfer value”, in relation to an amount of accrued earned pension under this scheme or under another club scheme, means an amount calculated by the scheme manager—

(a)

in accordance with the club transfer arrangements; and

(b)

by reference to the guidance and tables provided by the Government Actuary for this purpose and that are in use on the date used for the calculation.

“guarantee date” has the meaning given by regulation 134(3);

“guaranteed cash equivalent”, in relation to accrued rights to benefits under this scheme, means the cash equivalent of those accrued rights as at the guarantee date, as specified in a statement of entitlement;

“personal pension scheme” means a personal pension scheme which—

(a)

in the case of such a scheme established on, or after, 6th April 2006 is a registered pension scheme for the purposes of the 2004 Act and which the scheme manager agrees to recognise as a transferring scheme for the purposes of Part 7;

(b)

in the case of a scheme established before that date, was—

(i)

approved by the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs for the purposes of Chapter 4 of Part 14 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (personal pension schemes)(2); and

(ii)

on the 6th April 2006 became a registered pension scheme for the purposes of the 2004 Act.

“registered occupational pension scheme” means registered under Chapter 2 of Part 4 of the 2004 Act(3);

“statement of entitlement”, in relation to a member’s accrued rights to benefits under this scheme, means a statement by the scheme manager of the amount of the cash equivalent of those rights as at the guarantee date;

“transfer value”, in relation to accrued rights other than accrued earned pension which is the subject of a club transfer means—

(a)

for accrued rights to benefits under this scheme, an amount equal to the guaranteed cash equivalent of those accrued rights; and

(b)

for accrued rights under another pension scheme, an amount—

(i)

determined by the scheme actuary of that scheme; and

(ii)

specified in a statement of accrued rights provided by the scheme manager of that scheme;

“transfer value payment” means—

(a)

the payment of a transfer value or club transfer value under this Part; or

(b)

the payment of a transfer value under Chapter 4 of Part 4 of the 1993 Act.

(1)

Section 93 was amended by the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22)) Article 165 and Schedule 4 paragraph 6; the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 (c.4 (N.I.)) section 52 and Schedule 5 paragraph 5(1)

(2)

1988 c.1. Chapter 4 was repealed by sections 1322 and 1326 of, and paragraphs 1 and 25 of Schedule 1 and Part 1 of Schedule 3 to, the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (c.4). For transitional provisions and savings see section 1325(1) of and Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 to, that Act

(3)

Chapter 2 of Part 4 deals with registration of pension schemes for tax purposes

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