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Energy Act 2004

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Persons entitled to pension protection under paragraphs 10 and 11

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9(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a person is entitled to pension protection in relation to a nuclear transfer scheme or any transfer arrangements if—

(a)sub-paragraph (2) applies to him; and

(b)he is a person falling within sub-paragraph (5).

(2)This sub-paragraph applies to a person if—

(a)in accordance with the scheme or arrangements, a transfer mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) occurs; and

(b)immediately after the time at which that transfer takes effect, the person’s employment is for NDA purposes.

(3)The transfers referred to in sub-paragraph (2) are—

(a)a transfer of the person’s employment to the UKAEA, the NDA, a publicly controlled company or a private sector employer;

(b)where his employment is not so transferred, a transfer of securities of, or voting rights in, a company by which he is employed or a company of which such a company is a subsidiary.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) a person’s employment is for NDA purposes if it is—

(a)employment with the NDA or a subsidiary of the NDA; or

(b)other employment the duties of which consist wholly or mainly of duties relating to matters connected with the carrying out by the NDA of its functions.

(5)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)he is a person to whom sub-paragraph (7) applies immediately before the relevant time;

(b)he is (in a case where the relevant time is on or after the designated date) a person to whom that sub-paragraph has applied throughout the period beginning immediately before the designated date and ending immediately before the relevant time;

(c)he satisfies the employment condition at the relevant time; and

(d)in consequence of the transfer scheme or transfer arrangements—

(i)he is precluded from being, or becoming, eligible to participate in the nuclear pension scheme by reference to which that sub-paragraph applies to him immediately before the relevant time; or

(ii)his employer is entitled to do something the effect of which will be so to preclude him.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) it is immaterial that the condition in paragraph (b) of that sub-paragraph is satisfied at different times in the period by reference to different schemes or different paragraphs of sub-paragraph (7) or both.

(7)This sub-paragraph applies to a person if—

(a)he is a participant in a nuclear pension scheme;

(b)he is eligible to become such a participant; or

(c)he would be eligible to become such a participant had he attained an age, or fulfilled a condition, specified in the pension scheme.

(8)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) the employment condition is satisfied by a person at the relevant time if, and only if, his employment throughout the relevant period has been for NDA purposes (within the meaning of sub-paragraph (4)).

(9)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (8) the relevant period in the case of a person to whom sub-paragraph (2) applies is whichever is the shorter of—

(a)the period of six months ending with the relevant time; and

(b)the period up to the relevant time since the last occasion prior to the present case on which sub-paragraph (2) applied to him.

(10)For the purpose of a person being entitled to pension protection in relation to a nuclear transfer scheme or any transfer arrangements on the first occasion on which sub-paragraph (2) applies to him, this paragraph shall have effect with the omission of sub-paragraph (5)(c).

(11)A person is not entitled to pension protection in relation to a nuclear transfer scheme or any transfer arrangements—

(a)at a time before the designated date unless he is a public sector employee immediately before that time; or

(b)at a time on or after the designated date unless he was a public sector employee at the time immediately before that date.

(12)In this paragraph “the relevant time”, in relation to a person to whom sub-paragraph (2) applies, means—

(a)the time when, in accordance with the scheme or arrangements, the transfer of his employment to the UKAEA, the NDA, a publicly controlled company or a private sector employer takes effect; or

(b)in relation to a person whose employment is not so transferred, the time when, in accordance with the scheme or arrangements, the transfer of securities of, or voting rights in, the company by which he is employed or the company of which it is a subsidiary takes effect.

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