The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024 - screening

Date published: 28 February 2024

The above proposed Statutory Rule is an annual, routine order that makes a technical amendment by setting the value of the Pension Protection Fund levy ceiling.  The value of the levy ceiling for 2024-25 is being set at £1,349,215,811.

The Pensions Act 2004 set up the Pension Protection Fund, on a UK-wide basis, to provide compensation for members of eligible occupational pension schemes, where the sponsoring employer is insolvent and the scheme has insufficient assets to pay benefits at Fund compensation levels.  The compensation is funded through annual pension protection levies imposed by the Fund and charged to all qualifying defined benefit occupational pension schemes.  The levy ceiling is a control mechanism which ensures the amount raised through the pension protection levies by the Fund does not exceed a prescribed maximum.


Exisiting/Revised/New: Existing
Date of Screening: 28/02/2024
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No

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