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Pensions Act 2008

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44References to the Pensions Regulator Tribunal
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(1)A person to whom a notice is issued under section 40 or 41 may, if one of the conditions in subsection (2) is satisfied, make a reference to the Pensions Regulator Tribunal in respect of—

(a)the issue of the notice;

(b)the amount of the penalty payable under the notice.

(2)The conditions are—

(a)that the Regulator has completed a review of the notice under section 43;

(b)that the person to whom the notice was issued has made an application for the review of the notice under section 43(1)(a) and the Regulator has determined not to carry out such a review.

(3)On a reference to the Pensions Regulator Tribunal in respect of a notice, the effect of the notice is suspended for the period beginning when the Tribunal receives notice of the reference and ending—

(a)when the reference is withdrawn or completed, or

(b)if the reference is made out of time, on the Tribunal determining not to allow the reference to proceed.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3), a reference is completed when—

(a)the reference has been determined,

(b)the Tribunal has remitted the matter to the Regulator, and

(c)any directions of the Tribunal for giving effect to its determination have been complied with.

(5)In section 102(2) of the Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35) (functions of the Pensions Regulator Tribunal)—

(a)the words from “by this Act” to the end become paragraph (a);

(b)at the end insert—

(b)by section 44 of the Pensions Act 2008 or any provision in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to that section.

(6)In section 103 of that Act (references to the Tribunal), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)A reference to the Tribunal under section 44 of the Pensions Act 2008 must be made during such period as may be specified in rules made under section 102.

(7)In subsection (2) of that section, at the end insert “or (1A)”.

(8)In Schedule 4 to that Act (constitution, procedure etc. of the Tribunal), in paragraph 7(5)—

(a)the words from “under this Act” to the end become paragraph (a);

(b)at the end insert—

(b)under section 44 of the Pensions Act 2008 or any provision in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to that section.

(9)In that Schedule, in paragraph 13—

(a)after “a reference” (in both places where it occurs) insert “under this Act, or any provisions in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to this Act,”;

(b)at the end insert—

(3)The Lord Chancellor may by regulations make provision about the award of costs and expenses by the Tribunal on a reference made under section 44 of the Pensions Act 2008 or any provision in force in Northern Ireland corresponding to that section.

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