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The Pensions (2015 Act) (Abolition of Contracting-out for Salary Related Pension Schemes) (Consequential Amendments and Savings) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations

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11.—(1) The Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation) in the definition of “relevant scheme” for “section 8C(2)” substitute “section 33A(2)”.

(3) In regulation 8(b) (prohibition or restriction of the discharge of liability to provide pensions under a relevant scheme: exceptions) for the words from “or Part V” to the end substitute “, regulation 45 or 46 (as it had effect at the time of approval of arrangements for the scheme ceasing to be contracted-out) of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3), or regulation 6, 8 or 11 of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Schemes that were Contracted-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 apply”.

(4) In regulation 9(3) (circumstances in which liability to provide pensions under a relevant scheme may be discharged), for “is to cease” substitute “has ceased”.

(5) In regulation 11(3)(e)(i) (conditions on which liability to provide pensions under a relevant scheme may be discharged) for “section 8C(1) (transfer, commutation, etc.)” substitute “section 33A(1) (transfer of liabilities etc.: schemes contracted-out after 6 April 1997)”.

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S.R. 1997 No. 159 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order

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Section 33A was inserted by paragraph 25 of Schedule 13 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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S.R. 1996 No. 493. Regulation 45 was amended by regulation 3(3) of S.R. 1997 No. 162, paragraph 15 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2005 No. 433, regulation 6(15) of S.R. 2012 No. 120 and Article 12(9) of S.R. 2012 No. 124. Regulation 46 was amended by regulation 3(4) of S.R. 1997 No. 162 and Article 12(10) of S.R. 2012 No. 124

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