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Pension Schemes Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 19: Withdrawal of authorisation

Section 19 provides that where the Pensions Regulator is no longer satisfied that a scheme meets the authorisation criteria it may withdraw the scheme’s authorisation.

Subsection (2) provides that when the Pensions Regulator issues a warning notice that it intends to de-authorise a scheme under the standard procedure or a determination notice under the special procedure, the notice must include a statement that the issue of the notice is a triggering event together with an explanation of the trustees’ duties under sections 20 to 33.

Subsection (3) sets out that where a scheme is de-authorised the Pensions Regulator must notify the trustees of this and remove the scheme from the published list of authorised Master Trusts.

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