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(1)No transfer notice may be given in respect of a scheme within the first 12 months of an assessment period in relation to the scheme.

(2)Where an application has been made under section 182 (application for fraud compensation payment), no transfer notice may be given until—

(a)the Board has determined the application,

(b)the period within which the Board’s determination may be reviewed by virtue of Chapter 6 has expired, and

(c)if the determination is so reviewed—

(i)the review and any reconsideration,

(ii)any reference to the PPF Ombudsman in respect of the determination, and

(iii)any appeal against his determination or directions,

has been finally disposed of.

(3)Subsection (4) applies where during an assessment period in relation to a scheme the Board determines to make one or more fraud compensation payments (“the fraud compensation”) to the trustees or managers of the scheme under Chapter 4 of this Part.

(4)For the purposes of determining whether the condition in section 127(2)(a), 128(2)(a), 152(2) or 158(1) is satisfied, any fraud compensation payment which becomes payable after the relevant time is, to the extent that it relates to a loss incurred by the scheme before that time, to be regarded as an asset of the scheme at that time.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (4) “the relevant time”—

(a)in the case of section 127(2)(a), has the same meaning as in that provision,

(b)in the case of section 128(2)(a), has the same meaning as in that provision,

(c)in the case of section 152(2) means the reconsideration time (within the meaning of section 151), and

(d)in the case of section 158(1), has the same meaning as in that provision.

(6)Subsection (4) does not apply to the extent that the fraud compensation is payable in respect of a reduction in the value of money purchase assets of the scheme.

For this purpose “money purchase assets” means assets representing the value of any rights in respect of money purchase benefits under the scheme rules.

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