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Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 36: Pensions promise obtained from third party

This section relates to the possibility of a pensions promise, for the purposes of a defined benefits or shared risk scheme being obtained from a third party, as set out in section 5. It contains a regulation-making power to require that trustees or managers of a scheme must not obtain any such promise from a third party unless conditions set out in the regulations are met. Regulations under this section may also provide for civil penalties to apply to a person who fails to comply with them. This section also makes changes to Article 34(7) of the 1995 Order to add this section to the list of provisions that Article 34, which makes its own provisions in relation to trustees’ power of investment, cannot override.

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