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National Health Service Act 2006

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Effect of order on pension rights

4(1)An order under paragraph 2 may provide that, in the case of an employee of any specified description who is transferred by the order, paragraph 3 does not apply in relation to—

(a)so much of the employee’s contract of employment as relates to relevant pension provisions, or

(b)any rights, powers, duties or liabilities under or in connection with that contract, or otherwise arising in connection with the employee’s employment, and relating to such provisions.

(2)If an order under paragraph 2 provides as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), the order may in relation to any such employee make such provision (if any) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate with respect to all or any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of that sub-paragraph.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) includes provision—

(a)for any such employee’s contract of employment with the transferee to have effect with any specified modifications,

(b)for relevant pension provisions of any specified description to have effect in the case of any such employee with any such modifications.

(4)In this paragraph “relevant pension provisions” means the provisions of an occupational pension scheme within the meaning of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48), with the exception (if the order under paragraph 2 so provides) of any provisions of such a scheme falling within a description specified in the order.

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