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Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 11: Systems and processes requirements

This section provides a power for the Department to make regulations in relation to the adequacy of a Master Trust’s systems and processes. Having adequate systems and processes is one of the five authorisation criteria which a Master Trust must meet to be authorised, and to remain authorised. The Pensions Regulator must take into account the matters set out in these regulations when satisfying itself as to whether the scheme meets the systems and processes authorisation criterion.

The section also provides a non-exhaustive list of the matters concerning systems and processes about which the Department may make regulations. These include, but are not limited to, the standards, functions and maintenance of IT systems, and processes relating to the appointment and removal of trustees.

Subsections (5) and (6) provide that the first regulations made under this section are subject to the confirmatory procedure and that any subsequent regulations are subject to negative resolution.

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