Policy paper

Pensions Act 2011 – supporting documents

The Act puts into law changes to the State Pension age timetable and workplace pensions, among others

Documents

Pensions Bill 2011 – Delegated powers memorandum

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Pensions Bill 2011 fact sheet 1 – Government amendment to Clause 1 of Pensions Bill 2011

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Pensions Bill 2011 fact sheet 2 – Government amendments to the definition of “money purchase benefit”

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Detail

The Pensions Bill 2011 was introduced in the House of Lords on 12 January 2011. It received Royal Assent on 3 November 2011 and became law under the Pensions Act 2011. The Pensions Act 2011 is published on the legislation.gov website.

The Act puts into law changes to the State Pension age timetable . From April 2016, women’s State Pension age will rise faster than originally planned, equalising with men’s at 65 by November 2018. Between December 2018 and October 2020, men and women’s State Pension ages will be increased from 65 to 66.

The Act also:

  • implements workplace pension reform measures from the Making Automatic Enrolment Work Review
  • allows contributions to be taken towards the cost of providing personal pension benefits to current judicial pensions scheme members

We published a number of supporting documents for the Pensions Act 2011 and for the Pensions Bill 2011.

Impact assessment

We updated our impact assessment after the Pensions Bill 2011 received Royal Assent on 3 November 2011 and became law under the Pensions Act 2011.

Pensions Bill 2011 – Delegated powers memorandum

The delegated powers memorandum identifies the provisions for delegated legislation in the draft Bill and explains the purpose of the powers, why they are left to delegated legislation and the parliamentary procedure selected for the exercise of these powers.

Pensions Bill fact sheets

On 17 October 2011, we published two fact sheets to explain the background to two amendments to the Bill introduced by the Government.

  • Pensions Bill 2011 fact sheet 1 – Government amendment to Clause 1 of Pensions Bill 2011

  • Pensions Bill 2011 fact sheet 2 – Government amendments to the definition of “money purchase benefit”

Archived information

Archived information related to the 2011 Act is also available.

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