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Social Security Pensions Act 1975

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54Duty to bring schemes into conformity with equal access requirements

(1)Where the rules of an occupational pension scheme do not comply with the equal access requirements it shall be the responsibility of—

(a)the trustees and managers of the scheme; or

(b)in the case of a public service pension scheme,' the Minister, government department or other person or body concerned with its administration,

to take such steps as are open to them for bringing the rules of the scheme into conformity with those requirements.

(2)The Occupational Pensions Board may at any time, and shall if requested by any such persons as are mentioned in subsection (1) above, advise whether the rules of a scheme do or do not in the Board's opinion conform with the equal access requirements and, where the Board advise that the rules do not conform, they shall indicate what steps they consider should be taken with a view to securing conformity.

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