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The Building Societies (Designation of Pension Companies) Order 1987

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Designation of pension companies

2.—(1) A pension company is designated for the purposes of section 18 of the Building Societies Act 1986 (power to invest in associated bodies) as a description of body corporate suitable for—

(a)investment and support, or


by a society for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) below.

(2) The purposes specified in this paragraph are the purposes of enabling the pension company to act as trustee in respect of a relevant pension scheme.

(3) In this Article—

“pension company” means a company the objects of which include acting as trustee in respect of pension schemes or descriptions of them;

“pension scheme” means—


a retirement benefits scheme within the meaning of, and approved or capable of being approved by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for the purposes of, Chapter II of Part II of the Finance Act 1970(1) (occupational pension schemes), or


a personal pension scheme within the meaning of, and approved or capable of being approved by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue under, Chapter II of Part I of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1987(2) (personal pension schemes); and

“relevant pension scheme” means a pension scheme which does not include a provision requiring the investment of any of the funds within the scheme in shares in or deposits with a building society of which the pension company which acts as trustee in respect of the scheme is a subsidiary.

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