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Policyholders Protection Act 1975

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Policyholders Protection Board

    1. 1.The Policyholders Protection Board

    2. 2.Guidance to the Board by the Secretary of State

  3. General scope of the Board's functions under this Act

    1. 3.Authorised insurance companies

    2. 4.Protection confined to United Kingdom policies

  4. Duties of the Board in case of companies in liquidation

    1. 5.Application of sections 6 to 11

    2. 6.Compulsory insurance policies and securities

    3. 7.Third-party rights against insurance companies in road traffic cases

    4. 8.General policies other than compulsory insurance policies

    5. 9.Limits on the duties of the Board under sections 6 to 8

    6. 10.Long term policies

    7. 11.Special provision for future benefits under long term policies

    8. 12.Disproportionate benefits under long term policies

  5. General provisions with respect to the duties of the Board

    1. 13.General provisions with respect to the performance by the Board of their duties

    2. 14.Exclusion and modification of duties of the Board where payments are made by other persons, etc.

  6. Powers of the Board to assist policyholders of companies in liquidation, etc.

    1. 15.Interim payments to policyholders of companies in liquidation, etc.

  7. Powers of the Board to protect policyholders of companies in financial difficulties

    1. 16.Companies in financial difficulties: transfers of business, etc.

    2. 17.Special provision with respect to long term business of a company in financial difficulties

  8. Levies on the insurance industry to finance the performance by the Board of their functions

    1. 18.General business expenditure and long term business expenditure

    2. 19.Levies on intermediaries

    3. 20.The exempt income level for the purposes of section 19

    4. 21.Levies on authorised insurance companies

    5. 22.Treatment of business as, or as not being, long term business for the purposes of section 21 and Schedule 3

  9. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 23.Special provision for persons insured under contracts of insurance not evidenced by policies

    2. 24.Application of general receipts by the Board

    3. 25.Application of surplus funds by the Board

    4. 26.Overseas companies

    5. 27.Disclosure of documents and information to the Board

    6. 28.Statement by Secretary of State with respect to the exercise of his powers in relation to a company in liquidation, etc.

    7. 29.Disclosure of documents and information to insurance advisers appointed by the Secretary of State

    8. 30.Report by Secretary of State with respect to the operation of this Act

    9. 31.Regulations

    10. 32.Interpretation

    11. 33.Short title and extent

  10. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Additional Provisions with respect to the Policyholders Protection Board

      1. Constitution of the Board

        1. 1.(1) The Board shall consist of five persons appointed by...

      2. Appointment and tenure of members, etc.

        1. 2.(1) Any appointment made by the Secretary of State under...

        2. 3.(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint one of the...

        3. 4.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the...

      3. Remuneration, etc. of members

        1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the Board shall pay...

        2. 6.If a person ceases to be a member or an...

      4. Powers and procedure, etc.

        1. 7.(1) The Board may invest any funds held by them...

        2. 8.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the Board shall...

        3. 9.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, a member or an...

        4. 10.The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not...

      5. Performance of functions

        1. 11.The Board may authorise any member or alternate member or...

      6. Instruments and contracts

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

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

      7. Accounts, audit and annual report

        1. 14.(1) It shall be the duty of the Board—

    2. Schedule 2

      Additional Provisions with Respect to Levies on Intermediaries

      1. Restriction on the imposition of the levy

        1. 1.No levy shall be imposed under section 19 above in...

        2. a.after the end of the period of two years beginning...

        3. 4.A local authority which receives notice under subsection (1) in...

      2. The rate of the levy

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the rate of a...

      3. Statements for the purposes of section 20

        1. 3.(1) The Board may by notice in writing require any...

        2. 4.(1) Any person who causes or permits to be included...

      4. Declaration and enforcement of the levy

        1. 5.(1) On imposing a levy under section 19 above in...

        2. 6.(1) An intermediary to whom notice of a levy is...

      5. Notices under paragraphs 3 and 5

        1. 7.A notice under paragraph 3 or 5 above may be...

    3. Schedule 3

      Additional Provisions with Respect to Levies on Authorised Insurance Companies

      1. Restrictions on the imposition of the levies

        1. 1.No levy may be imposed by the Board under section...

        2. 2.(1) The amounts required to be paid by any company...

        3. 3.The Board may not impose a levy for the purpose...

      2. Statements of premium income

        1. 4.(1) Every authorised insurance company shall send to the Secretary...

        2. 5.(1) Any person who causes or permits to be included...

      3. Declaration and enforcement of levies

        1. 6.(1) Subject to paragraphs 1 to 3 above, levies may...

        2. 7.(1) An insurance company to which notice of the rate...

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