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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I The Basic Scheme

    1. 1.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

    2. 2–22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 23.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

    4. 24–50.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. PART II Occupational Pension Schemes

    1. Recognition

      1. 51. Recognised pensionable employment.

      2. 52.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 53—57.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 58. Transfer of benefit between schemes: linked qualifying service.

      5. 59. Financing and security of minimum benefits.

      6. 60—62.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Preservation of benefit under occupational pension schemes

      1. 63. Requirements relating to preservation of benefits.

    3. Modification and winding-up of schemes

      1. 64. Modification and winding-up by order of Occupational Pensions Board.

      2. 65. Modification, etc. of public service pension schemes.

    4. The Occupational Pensions Board

      1. 66. Establishment of the Board; their functions and procedure.

      2. 67. Review of Board’s determinations.

      3. 68. Submission to the Board of proposals to make regulations.

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 69. Rule against perpetuities.

      2. 70.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 71. Friendly societies.

      4. 72. Fees for official services to schemes.

  4. PART III

    1. 73—83.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. PART IV Miscellaneous and General

    1. Adjudication

      1. 84.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 86. References and appeals from the two Boards.

      4. 87.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Administration, enforcement, etc.

      1. 88.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 89.Disclosure of information by Inland Revenue.

      3. 90.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 91.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 92.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      6. 93.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. 94.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. Northern Ireland

      1. 95. Further provisions as to Northern Ireland.

    4. Subordinate legislation

      1. 96. Orders and regulations (general provisions).

      2. 97. Parliamentary control of orders and regulations.

    5. General

      1. 98. Financial provisions.

      2. 99. Interpretation.

      3. 100. Transitional provisions; minor and consequential amendments; repeals.

      4. 101. Citation and commencement.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULES 1–14

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    2. SCHEDULE 15

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    3. SCHEDULE 16

      1. Part I

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.The following 4 paragraphs have effect for the interpretation of...

          2. 2.“Scheme” means an occupational pension scheme; and in relation to...

          3. 3.(1) “Pensionable service”, in relation to a scheme and a...

          4. 4.(1) In relation to a scheme and a member’s pensionable...

          5. 5.(1) “Supplementary credits”, in relation to a scheme and a...

        2. Basic principle as to short service benefit

          1. 6.(1) A scheme must provide so that where a member’s...

        3. Qualifying service

          1. 7.(1) “2years’ qualifying service” means 2years (whether a single period...

        4. No discrimination between short service and long service beneficiaries

          1. 8.(1) A scheme must not contain any rule which results,...

        5. Form of short service benefit and its alternatives

          1. 9.(1) Subject to the following sub-paragraph, a member’s short service...

        6. Computation of benefit

          1. 10.(1) A scheme must provide for short service benefit to...

          2. 11.So far as any short service benefit is not required...

          3. 12.(1) Where long service benefit is related to a member’s...

        7. Credits

          1. 13.(1) If a scheme provides for long service benefit to...

        8. Pension-increases

          1. 14.(1) A scheme which by its rules provides for increases...

        9. Assignment, surrender and commutation of benefit

          1. 15.(1) Except as provided by this paragraph, a scheme must...

        10. Forfeiture, etc.

          1. 16.(1) Except so far as permitted by this paragraph, and...

          2. 17.(1) No rule must operate so as to deprive a...

          3. 18.(1) A scheme must contain no rule enabling a member’s...

          4. 19.In respect of any of the benefits or rights alternative...

      2. Part II Supplementary Regulations

        1. 20.Regulations may, in respect of any specified provision contained in...

        2. 21.Regulations may modify Part I of this Schedule in relation...

        3. 22.Regulations may make provision as to the circumstances in which,...

        4. 23.Regulations may modify Part I of this Schedule in its...

        5. 24.Regulations may make such provision modifying Part I of this...

        6. 25.Regulations may modify Part I of this Schedule in any...

        7. 26.Without prejudice to any of the foregoing provisions, regulations may...

    4. SCHEDULE 17

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.The Occupational Pensions Board (“the Board”) shall have perpetual succession...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person...

        2. 3.A person may at any time resign office as chairman,...

        3. 4.(1) If a member of the Board becomes or ceases...

        4. 5.(1) If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a...

      3. Expenses; remuneration etc. of members

        1. 6.The expenses of the Board, to such an amount as...

        2. 7.There may be paid as part of the expenses of...

        3. 8.The Secretary of State may with the consent of the...

        4. 9.Where a person ceases to be a member of the...

      4. Proceedings

        1. 10.(1) The quorum of the Board and the arrangements relating...

        2. 11.The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not...

        3. 12.(1) Where the Board give a decision on any matter...

      5. Staff etc.

        1. 13.(1) The Secretary of State may make available to the...

      6. Fees

        1. 14.Regulations made by the Secretary of State may authorise the...

      7. Instruments and contracts

        1. 15.The fixing of the common seal of the Board shall...

        2. 16.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

    5. SCHEDULES 18–20

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    6. SCHEDULE 21

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    7. SCHEDULE 22

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    8. SCHEDULE 23

      1. 1–3.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 5.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. 6.. . . . . . . . . ....

      5. 7–15.. . . . . . . . . ....

    9. SCHEDULE 24

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    10. SCHEDULE 25

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    11. SCHEDULE 26

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    12. SCHEDULE 27

      Minor and Consequential amendments

      1. Part I Enactments of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

        1. 1–5.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. The Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41)

          1. 6.In section 26(2) of the Fire Services Act 1947, in...

        3. The National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29)

          1. 7.In section 50(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948, for...

          2. 8.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 9.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. The Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Act 1948 (c. 39)

          1. 10.In section 7 of the Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies...

          2. 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

        6. The Children Act 1948 (c. 43)

          1. 12.In section 18(2) of the Children Act 1948, for the...

          2. 13.. . . . . . . . . ....

        7. The Justices of the Peace Act 1949 (c. 101)

          1. 14.In section 8(1) of the Justices of the Peace Act...

        8. The Fire Services Act 1951 (c. 27)

          1. 15.In section 2 of the Fire Services Act 1951, for...

        9. The Local Government Superannuation Act 1953 (c. 25)

          1. 16.In section 25 of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1953,...

        10. The Friendly Societies Act 1955 (4 Eliz. 2. c. 19)

          1. 17.In section 9 of the Friendly Societies Act 1955—

        11. 18.. . . . . . . . . ....

        12. The Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

          1. 19.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958—

        13. 20.. . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 21.. . . . . . . . . ....

        15. 22.. . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 23.. . . . . . . . . ....

        17. The Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 (c. 81)

          1. 24.In section 2(4) of the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964, for...

        18. 25–47.. . . . . . . . . ....

        19. 48.. . . . . . . . . ....

        20. 49.. . . . . . . . . ....

        21. 50.. . . . . . . . . ....

        22. 51, 52.. . . . . . . . . ....

        23. 53.. . . . . . . . . ....

        24. 54–59.. . . . . . . . . ....

        25. 60–63.. . . . . . . . . ....

        26. The Commonwealth Secretariat Act 1966 (c. 10)

          1. 64.In paragraph 5(2) of the Schedule to the Commonwealth Secretariat...

        27. 65, 66.. . . . . . . . . ....

        28. 67.. . . . . . . . . ....

        29. 68–71.. . . . . . . . . ....

        30. The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 (c. 28)

          1. 72.In section 13 of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967,...

        31. 73–77.. . . . . . . . . ....

        32. The Consular Relations Act 1968 (c. 18)

          1. 78.In Section 1(6) of the Consular Relations Act 1968, for...

        33. 79.. . . . . . . . . ....

        34. The International Organisations Act 1968 (c. 48)

          1. 80.In paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the International Organisations...

        35. 81–84.. . . . . . . . . ....

        36. The Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

          1. 85.In sections 11(b)(ii) and 12(2)(b) of the Administration of Justice...

        37. 86, 87.. . . . . . . . . ....

        38. The Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

          1. 88.In section 3(6) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971,...

        39. 89–95.. . . . . . . . . ....

        40. The Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972 (c. 46)

          1. 96.In Schedule 2 to the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act...

        41. The Housing Finance Act 1972 (c. 47)

          1. 97.In Schedule 3 to the Housing Finance Act 1972, in...

        42. The Administration of Justice Act 1973 (c. 15)

          1. 98.In paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 1 to the Administration of...

      2. Part II Enactments of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, and Orders in Council applying to Northern Ireland

        1. 99.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. The Wages Councils Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (c. 21)

          1. 100.In section 13(1)(a) of the Wages Councils Act (Northern Ireland)...

        3. 101.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 102.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. The Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 29)

          1. 103.. . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 104.In section 5— (a) in subsection (3) for the words...

        6. The Judicial Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1951 (c. 20)

          1. 105, 106.. . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 107.In section 20, for the words from “referred to” to...

        8. 108.. . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 109.. . . . . . . . . ....

        10. 111.. . . . . . . . . ....

        11. 112.. . . . . . . . . ....

        12. 113, 114.. . . . . . . . . ....

        13. 115.. . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 116.. . . . . . . . . ....

        15. The Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 19)

          1. 117.. . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 118.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          3. 119.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          4. 120.In section 50— (a) in subsection (1), for the words...

          5. 121.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        16. 122.. . . . . . . . . ....

        17. 123.. . . . . . . . . ....

        18. 124, 125.. . . . . . . . . ....

        19. 126.. . . . . . . . . ....

        20. 127.. . . . . . . . . ....

        21. 128.. . . . . . . . . ....

        22. 129–148.. . . . . . . . . ....

        23. 149, 150.. . . . . . . . . ....

        24. 151–155.. . . . . . . . . ....

        25. 156–162.. . . . . . . . . ....

        26. 163.. . . . . . . . . ....

        27. 164.. . . . . . . . . ....

        28. 165.. . . . . . . . . ....

        29. 166.. . . . . . . . . ....

        30. The Friendly Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 31)

          1. 167.In section 102 of the Friendly Societies Act (Northern Ireland)...

        31. 168, 169.. . . . . . . . . ....

        32. 170.. . . . . . . . . ....

        33. 171.. . . . . . . . . ....

        34. 172–174.. . . . . . . . . ....

        35. 175.. . . . . . . . . ....

        36. 176.. . . . . . . . . ....

    13. SCHEDULE 28

      Repeals

      1. Part I Enactments of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

      2. Part II Enactments of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, and Orders in Council Applying to Northern Ireland.

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