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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

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An arrangement under which members of a pension scheme which meets certain requirements, obtain rights in that scheme in place of their SERPS entitlement. National Insurance contributions for these employees are reduced or, in the case of an Appropriate Personal Pension (see Personal Pension), partly repaid to the scheme.

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