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Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 4: Application for authorisation

Section 4 makes provision regarding the application for authorisation, which is to be made to the Pensions Regulator, and the information which must be included in the application. The section also provides a power for the Department to make regulations setting out other information to be provided in an application and setting the application fee payable to the Pensions Regulator. In order for a Master Trust to become authorised, the trustees will need to apply for authorisation according to the process specified by the Pensions Regulator.

Subsection (3) provides that after an application has been made, the Pensions Regulator may, if it considers it appropriate to do so, take into account additional information or changes to information made in the application.

Subsection (6) provides that any regulations made under this section would be subject to negative resolution.

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