Pensions Act, 1990

Conflict between Part V and schemes.

58.—(1) The provisions of this Part and of any regulations made thereunder shall override any rule of a scheme to the extent that that rule conflicts with those provisions.

(2) Any question as to—

(a) whether any provision of this Part (including the application of any provision as modified by regulations) or any regulation made thereunder conflicts with any rule of a scheme, or

(b) whether a scheme is a defined benefit scheme or a defined contribution scheme for the purposes of this Part,

shall be determined by the Board on application to it in writing in that behalf by a person who, in relation to the scheme, corresponds to a person mentioned in section 38 (3) in relation to the scheme mentioned therein.

(3) An appeal to the High Court on a point of law from a determination of the Board under subsection (2) in relation to a scheme, may be brought by the person who made, or a person who was entitled to make, the application concerned under subsection (2).