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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 97: Payment of lifetime allowance charge by scheme administrator

409.A Lifetime Allowance charge becomes payable as a result of payments from the scheme on a benefit crystallisation which exceeds the individual’s Lifetime Allowance. The individual receiving the benefit and the scheme administrator are jointly and severally liable for payment under section 217 of the Finance Act 2004.

410.Rule 97(1) makes provision for the Fund trustees to pay a lifetime allowance charge on behalf of the member. Under rule 97(2) the trustees may only make payment of the charge if instructed to do so by the individual on or before the date the charge arises. The individual must pay the amount of the charge to the Fund trustees on or before that date.

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