Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding Up and Deficiency on Winding Up etc) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 come into force

Implementation date: 15 March 2004

The Regulations provide a new method of calculating liabilities when a scheme begins to wind up on or after 11 June 2003 in circumstances where the sponsoring employer is not insolvent. The scheme's liabilities in these circumstances are to be calculated on a basis which assumes that any accrued rights to a pension or other benefit under the scheme for members with more than two years of pensionable service, as well as any entitlement to the payment of a pension that has arisen under the scheme (including any increase to a pension), will be discharged by the purchase of annuities. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.