1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2010 and shall come into force on 1st April 2010.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see above.

2 The compensation cap

2The compensation cap

The amount specified for the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of “the compensation cap” in paragraph 26(7) of Schedule 7 to the Pensions Act 2004 (pension compensation provisions—compensation cap) is £33,054.09.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see art 1.

3 Revocation of the Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2009

3Revocation of the Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2009

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2009 is revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Angela Eagle

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

7th March 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies the amount of the compensation cap for the purposes of paragraph 26(7) of Schedule 7 to the Pensions Act 2004 (c 35) (“the Act”), in accordance with paragraph 27(2) and (3) of that Schedule (article 2).

The Board of the Pension Protection Fund (“the Board”) is established by section 107 of the Act to provide compensation for members of certain occupational pension schemes which are underfunded at a certain level and whose sponsoring employer has become insolvent.

The compensation cap is used by the Board to determine the amount of compensation payable to a person who is under normal pension age on the assessment date (as described in paragraphs 2 and 34 of Schedule 7 to the Act) and whose compensation is not derived from a survivor's pension or a pension payable on the grounds of ill health. Paragraph 26 of Schedule 7 to the Act can restrict the amount of compensation payable. When it does so, the Board uses the compensation cap to determine the amount of compensation payable.

This Order increases the amount of the compensation cap from 1st April 2010 to reflect a higher general level of earnings.

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2009 (SI 2009/795) is revoked (article 3).

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the private or voluntary sectors.

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