Pension Schemes Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Annex A – Territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom

661 The provisions of this Bill extend and apply to England and Wales and Scotland only, subject to the following exceptions:

Extend and apply to Northern Ireland only

Part 2 (Collective money purchase benefits: Northern Ireland), Schedule 4 (Money purchase benefits: Northern Ireland); Schedule 5 (Pause orders: Northern Ireland), and Schedule 6 (Collective money purchase benefits: minor and consequential amendments for Northern Ireland);

Part 3: clause 117 (The Pensions Regulator: Northern Ireland), and Schedule 8 (The Pensions Regulator: Northern Ireland (Parts 1 & 2));

Part 4: clause 120 (Pensions dashboards: Northern Ireland), and Schedule 9 (Pensions dashboards: Northern Ireland);

Part 5: clause 128 (Further provision relating to pension schemes: Northern Ireland), and Schedule 11 (Further provision relating to pension schemes: Northern Ireland (Parts 1 & 2)).

Extend and apply to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Part 4: clause 121 (Information from personal and stakeholder pension schemes);

Part 4: clause 122 (The Money and Pensions Service: the pensions guidance function);

Part 5: clause 125(2) (Modification of provisions relating to pensionable service);

Part 5: clause 126(4) (Administration charges);

Part 6: clause 129 (Extent), clause 130 (Commencement), and clause 131 (Short title).

Minor or consequential effects 1

662 The Bill also contains minor and consequential amendments of provision that extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including the Building Societies Act 1986.

Provision

Extends to E & W and applies to England?

Extends to E & W and applies to Wales?

Extends and applies to Scotland?

Extends and applies to Northern Ireland?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the National Assembly for Wales?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Scottish Parliament?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly?

Legislative Consent Motion sought?

Part 1 – Collective Money Purchase Benefits

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Part 2 – Collective Money Purchase Benefits: Northern Ireland

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes 2

Part 3 – The Pensions Regulator clauses 103 - 116

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Part 3 – The Pensions Regulator - Clause 117

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 4 – Pensions Dashboards clauses 118 - 119

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Part 4 – Pensions dashboards - Clause 120

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 4 – Pensions dashboards – clauses 121 – 122

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 5 – Further provision relating to pension schemes - clauses 123, 124, 127

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Part 5 – Further provision relating to pension schemes – clause 125

Yes

Yes

Yes

In-part 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 5 – Further provision relating to pension schemes – clause 126

Yes

Yes

Yes

In-part 4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 5 – Further provision relating to pension schemes – clause 128

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Part 6 - Final

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes2

Schedules 1 – 3, 7 and 10

Yes

Yes

Yes

In-part 5

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Schedules 4 – 6, 8, 9 and 11

In-Part 6

In-part6

In-part6

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes1

1 References in this statement to an effect of a provision being minor or consequential are to its being minor or consequential for the purposes of Standing Order No.83J of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business

2 The Department for Work and Pensions in Westminster and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland have agreed for the Department for Work and Pensions to bring forward legislation for Northern Ireland that corresponds with the GB measures; and that on restoration of the functioning of the Northern Ireland Assembly, a Legislative Consent Motion will be required.

3 Clause 125: subsection (1) extends and applies to England, Wales & Scotland; subsection (2) extends and applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

4 Clause 126: subsections (1) to (3) extend and apply to England, Wales and Scotland; subsection (4) extends and applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

5 Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1, which amends the Building Societies Act 1986, extends and applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

6 Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4, which amends the Building Societies Act 1986, extends and applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

7th January 2020