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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. 2.Application of these Regulations

  4. 3.Constitution of scheme

  5. 4.Basic information about the scheme

  6. 5.Information to be made available to individuals

  7. 6.Availability and content of annual report

  8. 7.Availability of actuarial valuation, schedule of contributions, payment schedule and statement of investment principles

  9. 8.Limited disclosure requirement imposed on trustees of schemes which are not tax-approved or public service pension schemes and on trustees of a scheme established by the Salvation Army Act 1963

  10. 9.Recognised trade unions

  11. 10.Service of documents by post

  12. 11.Penalties

  13. 12.Revocation

  14. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHEME

      1. 1.The categories of persons who are eligible to be members...

      2. 2.Whether persons who are eligible to be members of the...

      3. 3.The conditions of eligibility for membership.

      4. 4.The period of notice (if any) which a member of...

      5. 5.Whether, and if so upon what conditions (if any), a...

      6. 6.How employers’ contributions are determined.

      7. 7.How members’ normal contributions, if any, are calculated.

      8. 8.What arrangements are made for the payment by members of...

      9. 9.Whether the scheme is a tax-approved scheme, and if not...

      10. 10.Which of the relevant employments are, and which are not,...

      11. 11.Except in the case of a simplified defined contribution scheme,...

      12. 12.What benefits are payable under the scheme and how they...

      13. 13.Whether there is a power under the scheme rules to...

      14. 14.Where the scheme is one to which regulations made under...

      15. 15.Whether, and if so when and upon what conditions, survivors’...

      16. 16.The conditions on which benefits, other than survivors’ benefits, are...

      17. 17.Which benefits, if any, are payable only at some person’s...

      18. 18.The short title of the enactment (if any) which provides...

      19. 19.What arrangements are made, and in what circumstances, for—

      20. 20.Whether, and the circumstances in which, the trustees will accept...

      21. 21.If the trustees have directed that any cash equivalent shall...

      22. 22.A statement summarising the way in which transfer values are...

      23. 23.Except in the case of a public service pension scheme...

      24. 24.Whether information about the scheme has been given to the...

      25. 25.What procedures the scheme has for the internal resolution of...

      26. 26.A statement that OPAS (The Pensions Advisory Service) is available...

      27. 27.A statement that the Pensions Ombudsman appointed under section 145(2)...

      28. 28.A statement that the Regulatory Authority is able to intervene...

      29. 29.The address to which enquiries about the scheme generally or...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS

      1. 1.The amount of benefit which is payable to the person....

      2. 2.If a benefit is payable periodically, the conditions (if any)...

      3. 3.If a benefit is payable periodically, the provisions (if any)...

      4. 4.In the case of— (a) an active member, the information...

      5. 5.(a) The amount of contributions (before the making of any...

      6. 6.(a) The value of— & (i) the member’s protected rights...

      7. 7.The options available to the member within the scheme rules....

      8. 8.The date on which the scheme ceased to be a...

      9. 9.The options available to the member within the scheme rules...

      10. 10.An account of the amount by which the member’s—

      11. 11.The rights and options (if any) available on the death...

      12. 12.The provisions (or, as the case may be, a statement...

      13. 13.Whether the member or prospective member is entitled to acquire...

      14. 14.Whether the member or prospective member is entitled to acquire...

      15. 15.What action is being taken to establish the scheme’s liabilities...

      16. 16.An estimate of the amount of the member’s own benefits...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN ANNUAL REPORT

      1. 1.The names of the persons who were trustees of the...

      2. 2.The provisions of the scheme in relation to the appointment...

      3. 3.The names of the professional advisers and of such banks,...

      4. 4.The address to which enquiries about the scheme generally or...

      5. 5.The number of beneficiaries and active, deferred and pensioner members...

      6. 6.Except in the case of a money purchase scheme, the...

      7. 7.Except in the case of a money purchase scheme which...

      8. 8.A statement as to whether the accounts have been prepared...

      9. 9.If the auditor’s statement made in accordance with regulations made...

      10. 10.If such situation as is mentioned in paragraph 9 was...

      11. 11.Who has managed the investments of the scheme during the...

      12. 12.Whether the trustees have produced a statement of the principles...

      13. 13.Except in relation to a wholly insured scheme, a statement...

      14. 14.Where the scheme is one to which section 35 of...

      15. 15.A copy of any statement made on the resignation or...

      16. 16.Where the scheme has employer-related investments within the meaning of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REVOCATIONS

  15. Explanatory Note

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