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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008


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61.—(1) Nothing in the relevant amendments and repeals affects the continued operation of section 30 of the Pension Schemes Act (cancellation, variation, surrender and refusal of certificates), or any regulations in force under it immediately before the abolition date, for the purposes of a retrospective act.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1) “a retrospective act” means the cancellation, variation, surrender or refusal of a certificate, or the issue of an amended certificate, where—

(a)the certificate was in force for a period beginning before the abolition date (or, in the case of a refusal of a certificate, would have related to such a period if it had been issued), and

(b)the cancellation, variation, surrender, refusal or issue—

(i)is made after the abolition date, but

(ii)has effect from a date before that date.

(3) An amended certificate issued by virtue of this paragraph must provide for it to cease to have effect as from the abolition date.

(4) In this paragraph and paragraph 60 “a certificate” means an appropriate scheme certificate or a contracting-out certificate in respect of a money purchase contracted-out scheme, and each of those terms has the meaning given by section 176(1) of the Pension Schemes Act.

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