Explanatory Memorandum

Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 1

15 January 2016

Commentary on Sections

Part 2 – Collective Benefits

Section 23: Deficits attributable to an offence or the imposition of a levy

This section sets out a regulation-making power to allow an amount to be treated as a debt due from an employer to a scheme offering collective benefits in situations where a deficit in relation to a target benefit has resulted from a specified offence or the imposition of a specified levy.  In this context, section 23(2) provides that regulations may mirror, or be similar to, any provision made by Article 75 (amounts deemed to be debts due from an employer) of the 1995 Order.