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Pensions Act 2008

Section 71: Procedure for scheme orders

169.Section 71 sets out the procedure for consulting on and seeking consent to changes to the scheme Order (see the note to section 67). When a trustee is in place (i.e., once the scheme has been established), subsequent changes to the Order may be made by the Secretary of State only if he has the consent of the trustee. Trustees must consult the members’ and employers’ panels before giving consent.

170.Examples of what could be included in the Order are: the structure of members’ charges; access to the scheme for the self employed; the way that members will be able to access their savings; the provision of payments to members’ and employers’ panel members; a default fund for members who do not wish to choose where their contributions are invested.

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