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Finance Act 1970

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5(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, and except in the case of an employee who dies before retirement, benefits payable otherwise than to the employee must consist only of a pension payable to the employee's widow which is not commutable.

(2)Where the employee dies after retirement, but so that less than 5 years' pension has become payable to him, sub-paragraph (1) above shall not prevent the making of payments not exceeding in all the value of the pension for the remaining part of the 5 years.

(3)An employee may surrender part of his pension to provide a pension for his widow of an amount not exceeding the reduced pension retained by the husband, and the limit in paragraph 4 above shall be applied without regard to any pension so surrendered.

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