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PART 1 E+W+SGreat Britain amendments

Judicial Pensions Act 1981 (c. 20)E+W+S

1E+W+SIn Schedule 1A to the Judicial Pensions Act 1981 (transfer of accrued benefits), in paragraph 3, for “Chapter IV of Part IV of the Pension Schemes Act 1993” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 ”.

Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (c. 8)E+W+S

2E+W+SIn Schedule 2 to the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (transfer of accrued benefits), in paragraph 3, for “Chapter IV of Part IV of the Pension Schemes Act 1993” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 ”.

Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48)E+W+S

3E+W+SThe Pension Schemes Act 1993 is amended as follows.

4(1)Chapters 4 and 5 of Part 4 of the Act become Chapters 1 and 2 of a new Part 4ZA.E+W+S

(2)Accordingly—

(a)before section 93 (and before the Chapter heading above it) insert— “ PART 4ZA TRANSFERS AND CONTRIBUTION REFUNDS ”;

(b)for the Chapter heading above section 93 substitute— “ CHAPTER 1 TRANSFER RIGHTS: GENERAL ”;

(c)for the Chapter heading above section 101AA substitute— “ CHAPTER 2 EARLY LEAVERS: CASH TRANSFER SUMS AND CONTRIBUTION REFUNDS ”.

5E+W+SIn section 24F (transfers out of GMP-converted schemes), in subsection (3), omit “guaranteed”.

6E+W+SUntil the coming into force of its repeal by Schedule 13 to the Pensions Act 2014, section 56 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (payment of state scheme premiums on termination of certified status: supplementary) has effect as if, in subsection (4)(b), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” there were substituted “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

7E+W+SIn section 73 (form of short service benefit and its alternatives), in subsection (3), for “Chapter IV of this Part” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”.

8E+W+SFor sections 93 to 94 substitute—

93Scope of Chapter 1

(1)This Chapter applies to a member of a pension scheme if all of the following conditions are met.

(2)Condition 1 is that the member has accrued rights to any category of benefits under the scheme rules.

(3)Condition 2 is that no crystallisation event has occurred in relation to the member's accrued rights to benefits in that category (see subsection (7)).

(4)Condition 3 is that—

(a)the member is no longer accruing rights to benefits in that category (see subsection (8)), and

(b)in the case of benefits that are not flexible benefits, the member stopped accruing those rights at least one year before normal pension age.

(5)But this Chapter does not apply to—

(a)a member of a salary related occupational pension scheme whose pensionable service terminated before 1 January 1986 and in respect of whom prescribed requirements are satisfied;

(b)a member of a personal pension scheme which is comprised in an annuity contract made before 4 January 1988.

(6)In this Chapter a reference to a “category” of benefits is to one of the following three categories—

(a)money purchase benefits;

(b)flexible benefits other than money purchase benefits;

(c)benefits that are not flexible benefits.

(7)For the purposes of Condition 2 a crystallisation event occurs in relation to a member's accrued rights to benefits in a category when—

(a)payment of a pension in respect of any of the benefits has begun,

(b)in the case of money purchase benefits, sums or assets held for the purpose of providing any of the benefits are designated as available for the payment of drawdown pension (as defined by paragraph 4 of Schedule 28 to the Finance Act 2004), or

(c)in the case of a personal pension scheme, sums or assets held for the purpose of providing any of the benefits are applied for purchasing an annuity or insurance policy.

(8)For the purposes of Condition 3 a member stops accruing rights to a category of benefits when there are no longer arrangements in place for the accrual of rights to benefits in that category for or in respect of the member.

(9)In this section a reference to accrued rights does not include pension credit rights.

(10)Regulations may—

(a)provide for this Chapter not to apply in relation to a person of a prescribed description;

(b)provide for this Chapter not to apply in prescribed circumstances in relation to a member of a prescribed scheme or schemes of a prescribed description;

(c)modify the application of this Chapter in relation to a member who has accrued rights to benefits of a prescribed description.

(11)In the following provisions of this Chapter—

(a)a reference to a “member” of a pension scheme is a reference to a member to whom this Chapter applies, and

(b)a reference to a member's “transferrable rights” are to any rights in relation to a category of benefits by virtue of which this Chapter applies to the member.

93ARight to statement of entitlement: benefits other than money purchase

(1)The trustees or managers of a pension scheme must, on the application of any member, provide the member with a statement of entitlement in respect of the member's transferrable rights in relation to categories of benefits other than money purchase benefits.

(2)In the case of a member with transferrable rights in relation to two categories of benefits other than money purchase benefits, the application may relate to transferrable rights in relation to either or both of those categories.

(3)For the purposes of this Chapter a member's “statement of entitlement” is a written statement of the amount of the cash equivalent at the guarantee date of the transferrable rights to which the application under subsection (1) relates.

(4)In this Chapter “the guarantee date” means the date by reference to which the value of the cash equivalent is calculated, and must be—

(a)within the prescribed period beginning with the date of the application, and

(b)within the prescribed period ending with the date on which the statement of entitlement is provided to the member.

(5)Regulations may make provision in relation to applications under this section and may, in particular, restrict the making of successive applications.

(6)If the trustees or managers of a pension scheme fail to comply with subsection (1), section 10 of the Pensions Act 1995 (civil penalties) applies to any trustee or manager who has failed to take all reasonable steps to secure compliance.

94Right to cash equivalent

(1)A member of a pension scheme who has received a statement of entitlement under section 93A acquires a right to take the cash equivalent shown in that statement in accordance with this Chapter.

(2)A member of a pension scheme who has transferrable rights in relation to money purchase benefits acquires a right to take their cash equivalent in accordance with this Chapter.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 4 para. 8 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 8 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 8 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

9(1)Section 95 (ways of taking right to cash equivalent) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)A member of a pension scheme who has acquired a right to take a cash equivalent in accordance with this Chapter may only take it by making an application in writing to the trustees or managers of the scheme requiring them to use the cash equivalent in one of the ways specified below.

(1A)In the case of a right acquired under section 94(1), the application must be made—

(a)within the period of 3 months beginning with the guarantee date shown in the relevant statement of entitlement, and

(b)if the cash equivalent relates to benefits that are not flexible benefits, by no later than the date that falls one year before the member attains normal pension age.

(3)In subsections (2)(a)(i) and (b)(i) and (3)(a)(i) and (b)(i), for “accrued rights” substitute “ transferrable rights ”.

(4)After subsection (6) insert—

(6A)Regulations may extend the period specified in subsection (1A)(a) in prescribed circumstances.

(5)Omit subsections (7) and (8).

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 4 para. 9 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 9 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 9 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

10(1)Section 96 (further provisions concerning exercise of option under section 95) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)A member who has acquired a right to take a cash equivalent under section 94(1) or (2) may exercise the option conferred by section 95(1) in relation to different portions of that cash equivalent in different ways, but a member who exercises that option must do so—

(a)in relation to the whole of that cash equivalent, or

(b)if subsection (2) applies, in relation to the whole of the balance mentioned in subsection (3).

(3)In subsection (2), in paragraphs (a) and (b), for each “accrued rights” substitute “ transferrable rights ”.

(4)For subsection (4) substitute—

(4)Where a member of a pension scheme—

(a)is entitled to make an application under section 95(1) in relation to any category of benefits, and

(b)is also entitled to give a transfer notice under section 101F(1) to the trustees or managers of the scheme in relation to benefits in the same category (or would be entitled to do so but for section 101G(2)),

the member may not, if the scheme so provides, make an application under section 95(1) in relation to that category of benefits without also giving a transfer notice under section 101F(1) in relation to that category of benefits.

11(1)Section 97 (calculation of cash equivalents) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)Where a member applies under section 95 to take a cash equivalent that relates to money purchase benefits, the cash equivalent is to be calculated by reference to the date of the application.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a), in the opening words, for “except guaranteed cash equivalents” substitute “ that relate to money purchase benefits ”;

(b)in paragraph (aa), for “, including a guaranteed cash equivalent,” substitute “ that relates to any category of benefits ”.

(4)In subsection (3), omit paragraph (a).

(5)For subsection (3A) substitute—

(3A)For the purposes of subsection (3), the “appropriate date”—

(a)in relation to a cash equivalent that relates to benefits other than money purchase benefits, means the guarantee date for the purposes of the relevant statement of entitlement under section 93A, and

(b)in relation to a cash equivalent that relates to money purchase benefits, means the date on which the trustees or managers receive an application from the member under section 95.

(3B)Where regulations under subsection (2)(b) provide for the cash equivalent shown in a statement of entitlement to be increased or reduced after the member has made an application under section 95, the regulations may provide for the application under section 95 to lapse (but this does not prevent the member making a fresh application in respect of the increased or reduced cash equivalent).

12E+W+SFor section 98 substitute—

98Loss of right to cash equivalent

(1)A member of a pension scheme who acquires the right to take a cash equivalent under section 94(1) loses that right if no application to take the cash equivalent is made within the period required by section 95(1A) or (6A).

(2)A member of a pension scheme loses the right to take a cash equivalent in accordance with this Chapter if, after the member makes an application under section 95, the duty of the trustees or managers to do what is needed to carry out what the member requires is extinguished by section 99(2A).

(3)Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) prevents the member from later acquiring a new right to take a cash equivalent in relation to the same benefits.

(4)A member of a pension scheme loses the right to take a cash equivalent in accordance with this Chapter if the scheme is wound up.

13(1)Section 99 (trustees' duties after exercise of option) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)Subject to the following provisions of this section, if the trustees or managers of a scheme receive an application under section 95 they must do what is needed to carry out what the member requires—

(a)in the case of an application that relates to benefits other than money purchase benefits, within 6 months beginning with the guarantee date shown in the relevant statement of entitlement, and

(b)in the case of an application that relates to money purchase benefits, within 6 months beginning with the date of the application.

(3)In subsection (3)(a) omit “at any time before the expiry of the period of 12 months beginning with the termination date”.

(4)Omit subsection (3A).

(5)After subsection (4A) insert—

(4B)Regulations may extend the period for compliance under subsection (2) or (3) in prescribed circumstances.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 4 para. 13 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 13 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 13 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

14E+W+SAfter section 100 insert—

100AProhibition on excluding future accruals etc

Except as mentioned in sections 96(4) and 101G(4), a pension scheme may not contain rules that would have the effect of—

(a)preventing a member from exercising a right under this Chapter in relation to a category of benefits without also exercising a right under this Chapter or otherwise to require a transfer payment to be made in respect of another category of benefits, or

(b)preventing a member who exercises a right under this Chapter in relation to a category of benefits from accruing rights to benefits in another category.

100BMeaning of “scheme rules”: occupational pension schemes

(1)In this Chapter references to the scheme rules, in relation to a pension scheme, are references to—

(a)the rules of the scheme, except so far as overridden by a relevant legislative provision,

(b)the relevant legislative provisions, to the extent that they have effect in relation to the scheme and are not reflected in the rules of the scheme, and

(c)any provision which the rules of the scheme do not contain but which the scheme must contain if it is to conform with the requirements of Chapter 1 of Part 4 of this Act.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a)relevant legislative provision” means any provision contained in any of the following provisions—

(i)Schedule 5 to the Social Security Act 1989;

(ii)Chapter 2 or 3 of Part 4 of this Act or regulations made under either of those Chapters;

(iii)this Part of this Act or regulations made under this Part;

(iv)Part 4A of this Act or regulations made under that Part;

(v)section 110(1) of this Act;

(vi)Part 1 of the Pensions Act 1995 or subordinate legislation made or having effect as if made under that Part;

(vii)section 31 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;

(viii)any provision mentioned in section 306(2) of the Pensions Act 2004;

(ix)regulations made under Schedule 17 to the Pensions Act 2014;

(x)regulations made under Schedule 18 to the Pensions Act 2014;

(xi)regulations made under Part 2 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

(xii)section 55 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

(xiii)regulations made under section 56 or 57 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

(b)a relevant legislative provision is to be taken to override any of the provisions of the scheme if, and only if, it does so by virtue of any of the following provisions—

(i)paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Social Security Act 1989;

(ii)section 129(1) of this Act;

(iii)section 117(1) of the Pensions Act 1995;

(iv)section 31(4) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;

(v)section 306(1) of the Pensions Act 2004;

(vi)regulations made under paragraph 17 of Schedule 17 to the Pensions Act 2014;

(vii)regulations made under paragraph 6 of Schedule 18 to the Pensions Act 2014;

(viii)regulations made under section 34 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

(ix)section 55(3) of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

(x)regulations made under section 56(4) or 57(4) of the Pension Schemes Act 2015.

100CMeaning of “normal pension age” in this Chapter

(1)In this Chapter “normal pension age”, in relation to a category of benefits under a pension scheme, means—

(a)in a case where the scheme is an occupational pension scheme and those benefits consist only of a guaranteed minimum pension, the earliest age at which the member is entitled to receive the guaranteed minimum pension on retirement from any employment to which the scheme applies,

(b)in any other case where the scheme is an occupational pension scheme and the scheme provides for the member to become entitled to receive any of those benefits at a particular age on retirement from any employment to which the scheme applies, the earliest age at which the member becomes entitled to receive any of the benefits, and

(c)in a case not falling within paragraph (a) or (b), normal minimum pension age as defined by section 279(1) of the Finance Act 2004.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) any scheme rule making special provision as to early retirement on grounds of ill-health or otherwise is to be disregarded.

100DInterpretation of Chapter

In this Chapter—

  • accrued rights”, in relation to a member of a pension scheme, means rights that have accrued to or in respect of the member to benefits under the scheme;

  • category”, in relation to benefits, has the meaning given by section 93(6);

  • flexible benefit” has the meaning given by section 74 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;

  • guarantee date”, in relation to a member who has received a statement of entitlement, has the meaning given by section 93A;

  • member” is to be read in accordance with section 93(11);

  • normal pension age” has the meaning given by section 100C;

  • pension credit rights”, in relation to a member of a pension scheme, means rights to benefits under the scheme which are attributable (directly or indirectly) to a pension credit;

  • “salary related occupational pension scheme”: an occupational pension scheme is “salary related” if—

    (a)

    the scheme is not a scheme under which all the benefits that may be provided are money purchase benefits, and

    (b)

    the scheme does not fall within a prescribed class;

  • scheme rules”, in relation to a pension scheme, has the meaning given by section 100B;

  • statement of entitlement” has the meaning given by section 93A;

  • transferrable rights” is to be read in accordance with section 93(11).

15(1)Section 101F (power to give transfer notice) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), for “pension credit benefit” substitute “ pension credit rights ”.

(3)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)An eligible member who has pension credit rights in relation to more than one category of benefits under the scheme may exercise the power to give a transfer notice in relation to the pension credit rights in relation to any one or more of those categories.

(4)For subsection (4) substitute—

(4)The cash equivalent for the purposes of subsection (1) shall—

(a)in a case where the pension credit rights relate to a category of benefits other than money purchase benefits, be taken to be the amount shown in the relevant statement under section 101H, and

(b)in a case where the pension credit rights relate to money purchase benefits, be determined by reference to the date the notice under that subsection is given.

(5)For subsection (6A) substitute—

(6A)Regulations may—

(a)provide for this Chapter not to apply in relation to a person of a prescribed description;

(b)provide for this Chapter not to apply in prescribed circumstances in relation to a member of a prescribed scheme or schemes of a prescribed description;

(c)modify the application of this Chapter in relation to a member who has accrued rights to benefits of a prescribed description.

(6B)In this Chapter a reference to a “category” of benefits is to one of the following three categories—

(a)money purchase benefits;

(b)flexible benefits other than money purchase benefits;

(c)benefits that are not flexible benefits.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 4 para. 15 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 15 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 15 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

16E+W+SFor section 101G (restrictions on power to give transfer notice) substitute—

101GRestrictions on power to give transfer notice

(1)An eligible member may not give a transfer notice in relation to a category of benefits if a crystallisation event has occurred in relation to any of the member's pension credit rights to benefits in that category.

(2)An eligible member may give a transfer notice in relation to a category of benefits other than money purchase benefits only if—

(a)the member has been provided with a statement under section 101H in relation to benefits in that category, and

(b)not more than 3 months have passed since the date by reference to which the amount shown in the statement is determined.

(3)An eligible member may not give a transfer notice in relation to benefits other than flexible benefits if there is less than one year to go until the member reaches normal benefit age.

(4)Where an eligible member of a qualifying scheme—

(a)is entitled to give a transfer notice in relation to any category of benefits, and

(b)is also entitled to make an application to the trustees or managers of the scheme under section 95(1) in relation to benefits in the same category (or would be entitled to do so but for section 95(1A)(a)),

the member may not, if the scheme so provides, give a transfer notice in relation to that category of benefits without also making an application under section 95(1) in relation to that category of benefits.

(5)A transfer notice may not be given if a previous transfer notice given by the member to the trustees or managers of the scheme is outstanding.

(6)Regulations may extend the period specified in subsection (2)(b) in prescribed circumstances.

(7)For the purposes of subsection (1) a crystallisation event occurs in relation to a member's pension credit rights to benefits in a category when—

(a)payment of a pension in respect of any of the benefits has begun,

(b)in the case of money purchase benefits, sums or assets held for the purpose of providing any of the benefits are designated as available for the payment of drawdown pension (as defined by paragraph 4 of Schedule 28 to the Finance Act 2004), or

(c)in the case of a personal pension scheme, sums or assets held for the purpose of providing any of the benefits are applied for purchasing an annuity or insurance policy.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 4 para. 16 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 16 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 16 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

17(1)Section 101H (salary related schemes: statements of entitlement) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)The trustees or managers of a qualifying scheme must, on the application of an eligible member, provide the member with a written statement of the amount of the cash equivalent of the member's pension credit rights in relation to categories of benefits other than money purchase benefits.

(1A)In the case of a member with pension credit rights in relation to two categories of benefits other than money purchase benefits, the application may relate to pension credit rights in relation to either or both of those categories.

(3)In the heading for “Salary related schemes” substitute “ Benefits other than money purchase ”.

18(1)Section 101J (time for compliance with transfer notice) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)in the case of an application that relates to benefits other than money purchase benefits, within 6 months beginning with the valuation date, and

(b)in the case of an application that relates to money purchase benefits, within 6 months of the date on which the notice is given.

(3)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Regulations may extend the period for complying with the notice in prescribed circumstances.

(4)For subsection (7) substitute—

(7)In subsection (1)(a), “valuation date” means the date by reference to which the amount shown in the relevant statement under section 101H is determined.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 4 para. 18 wholly in force; Sch. 4 para. 18 in force at Royal Assent for specified purposes; Sch. 4 para. 18 in force in so far as not already in force at 6.4.2015 see s. 89(1)(b)(3)(b)

19E+W+SIn section 101M (effect of transfer on trustees' duties), for the words from “pension credit benefit” to the end of the section substitute “ benefits to which the transfer notice relates ”.

20E+W+SAfter section 101N insert—

101NAProhibition on excluding transfers of some rights without others etc

Except as mentioned in sections 96(4) and 101G(4), a pension scheme may not contain rules that would have the effect of—

(a)preventing a member from exercising a right under this Chapter in relation to a category of benefits without also exercising a right under this Chapter or otherwise to require a transfer payment to be made in respect of another category of benefits, or

(b)preventing a member who exercises a right under this Chapter in relation to a category of benefits from accruing rights to benefits in another category.

21(1)Section 101P (interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), at the appropriate places insert—

category”, in relation to benefits, has the meaning given by section 101F(6B);

flexible benefit” has the meaning given by section 74 of the Pension Schemes Act 2015;.

(3)In that subsection, omit the definition of “pension credit benefit”.

(4)Omit subsection (2).

(5)In subsection (3), for “given to the trustees or managers of a salary related occupational pension scheme” substitute “ in relation to benefits other than money purchase benefits ”.”

22E+W+SOmit section 101Q.

23E+W+SIn section 129 (overriding requirements), in subsection (1), for “Chapters II, III, IV and V of Part IV” substitute “ Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 4, Chapters 1 and 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

24E+W+SIn section 130 (extra-statutory benefits), in paragraph (b), for “Chapter II, IV or V of Part IV” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4 or Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

25E+W+SIn section 153 (power to modify certain provisions), in subsection (1), for “Chapters II, III and IV of Part IV” substitute “ Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 4 and Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”.

26E+W+SIn section 179 (linked qualifying service), in subsection (1)(a)—

(a)in the opening words, for “Chapter 4 or 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 4ZA ”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (iii)—

(i)for “Chapter 4 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”;

(ii)for “Chapter 5” substitute “ Chapter 2 ”.

27E+W+SIn section 181 (interpretation), in subsection (1), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “transfer credits”, for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26)E+W+S

28E+W+SThe Pensions Act 1995 is amended as follows.

29E+W+SIn section 67A (the subsisting rights provisions: interpretation), in subsection (9)(a), for sub-paragraph (ii) substitute—

(ii)Chapter 2 or 3 of Part 4 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (certain protection for early leavers) or regulations made under either of those Chapters;

(iia)Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 4ZA of that Act (transfers and contribution refunds) or regulations made under either of those Chapters;.

30E+W+SIn section 73 (preferential liabilities on winding up), in subsection (9), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

31E+W+SIn section 73B (sections 73 and 73A: supplementary), in subsection (7), for “Chapter 4 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”.

32E+W+SIn section 124 (interpretation of Part 1), in subsection (1), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “transfer credits”, for “Chapter 5 of Part 4 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (early leavers)” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (transfers and contribution refunds) ”.

Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)E+W+S

33E+W+SIn section 135 (pensions: interpretation), in subsection (4), for “section 93(1A)” substitute “ section 100D ”.

Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35)E+W+S

34E+W+SThe Pensions Act 2004 is amended as follows.

35(1)Section 18 (pension liberation: interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (2)(a)—

(a)after “accrued rights” insert “ or an entitlement ”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (ii), for “the applicable rules” substitute “ the scheme rules ”.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)section 94 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (right to cash equivalent under Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA of that Act);;

(b)in paragraph (b), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

(4)In subsection (4)(d), for “the applicable rules” substitute “ the scheme rules ”.

(5)Omit subsection (5).

36E+W+SIn section 23 (freezing orders), in subsection (4)(g), for “salary related schemes” substitute “ benefits other than money purchase ”.

37E+W+SIn section 24 (consequences of freezing order), in subsection (7), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (transfer rights: general), or

(b)Chapter 2 of that Part (early leavers: cash transfer sums and contribution refunds),.

38E+W+SIn section 73 (inspection of premises), in subsection (2)(d)—

(a)for “Chapter 4 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”;

(b)for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

39E+W+SIn section 135 (restrictions on winding up, discharge of liabilities etc), in subsection (6)(b), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

40E+W+SIn section 138 (payment of scheme benefits), in subsection (3)(b), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

41(1)Section 318 (interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (2), for “an occupational pension scheme” substitute “ a pension scheme ”.

(3)In subsection (3)(a), for sub-paragraph (ii) substitute—

(ii)Chapter 2 or 3 of Part 4 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (certain protection for early leavers) or regulations made under either of those Chapters;

(iia)Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 4ZA of that Act (transfers and contribution refunds) or regulations made under either of those Chapters;.

42(1)Schedule 7 (pension compensation provisions) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In paragraph 20(1)(c), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

(3)In paragraph 32(1)(b), for “Chapter 5 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 2 of Part 4ZA ”.

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (asp 1)E+W+S

43(1)Schedule 1 to the Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In paragraph 75, in Condition 6, for “section 93A(2)” substitute “ section 93A(4) ”.

(3)In paragraph 91(2)(g), for “Chapter 4 of Part 4” substitute “ Chapter 1 of Part 4ZA ”.

Pensions Act 2014 (c. 19)E+W+S

44E+W+SThe Pensions Act 2014 is amended as follows.

45E+W+SIn section 34 (power to prohibit offer of incentives to transfer pension rights), in subsection (7), in the definition of “salary related occupational pension scheme”, for “section 93(1A)” substitute “ section 100D ”.

46E+W+SIn Schedule 17 (automatic transfer of pension benefits etc), in paragraph 1—

(a)in sub-paragraph (4)(d), for “applicable rules” substitute “ scheme rules ”;

(b)for sub-paragraph (6) substitute—

(6)In sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)the reference to “scheme rules” is to be read in accordance with section 100B of the Pension Schemes Act 1993;

(b)benefits” means—

(i)money purchase benefits other than money purchase benefits of a prescribed description, or

(ii)benefits of a prescribed description.

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