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The Friendly Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2001

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Fees in respect of particular functions of central office, Chief Registrar and Commission

5.—(1) Upon making an application of a nature specified in Schedule 2 to these Regulations, the person who makes that application shall pay the relevant fee specified in that Schedule in respect of the examination of the application by the central office, Chief Registrar or the Commission (as the case may be).

(2) Any sums payable under paragraph (1) above shall be paid, in respect of functions performed by the Chief Registrar or the central office, to the Chief Registrar and in respect of functions performed by the Commission, to the Commission.

(3) The fees specified at paragraphs 20 and 22 in Schedule 2 to these Regulations may be reduced by the Commission to the fees specified in paragraphs 21 and 23 of Schedule 2 in any case where an application is made to the Commission by any of the societies concerned in a proposed amalgamation or transfer of engagements, as the case may be, which is a society to which section 37(2) or (3) of the 1992 Act does not apply, to the effect that such a society would otherwise be deterred from proceeding with such amalgamation or transfer of engagements, if the fee specified at paragraph 20 or 22, as the case may be, were to apply.

(4) Where it is proposed to transfer the engagements of one friendly society to another, and the proposed transferee:

(i)applies to the Commission:

(a)for an extension of its authorisation under section 32 of the 1992 Act in order that, if the Commission confirms the transfer, it will be authorised to fulfil the engagements proposed to be transferred to it; and

(b)for a reduction of the fee specified at paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

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(ii)certifies to the Commission that it does not intend to effect any insurance contracts or contracts for non-insurance benefits (as the case may be) pursuant to the extension of its authorisation;

the fee may be reduced by the Commission to that specified in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2.

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