Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Commencement

452 Part 1 (Public service pension schemes), so far as it confers a power or is necessary to make regulations or give directions, comes into force on the day on which the Act is passed.

453 So far as it does not come into force on the day on which the Act is passed, Part 1, Chapter 1 (Schemes other than judicial schemes and local government schemes) (together with Clause 91 and 92 (Interpretation of Part) so far as they apply for the purposes of that Chapter) comes into force on 1 October 2023 or such earlier day as Treasury regulations (or an order of the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland) specify. This means that the retrospective remedy contained in Chapter 1 will come into force later, but in any event by 1 October 2023, to correct the position for members’ historical entitlement during the remedy period. Unless commencement regulations appoint an earlier day, the retrospective remedy will come into force on 1 October 2023. This allows time to prepare the scheme regulations for each of the pension schemes that must or may be made under the provisions of Chapter 1, but where regulations are ready earlier, they will be able to come into effect sooner.

454 So far as it does not come into force on the day on which the Act is passed, Part 1 Chapter 2 (Judicial schemes) (together with Clause 91 and 92 (Interpretation of Part) so far as they apply for the purposes of that Chapter) comes into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may specify by regulations.

455 So far as it does not come into force on the day on which the Act is passed, Part 1 Chapter 3 (Local government schemes) (together with Clause 91 and 92 (Interpretation of Part) so far as they apply for the purposes of that Chapter) comes into force as Treasury regulations specify.

456 So far as it does not come into force on the day on which the Act is passed, Part 1 Chapter 4 (General) (together with Clause 91 and 92 (Interpretation of Part) so far as they apply for the purposes of that Chapter) comes into force on 1 April 2022, to ensure that the legacy schemes will be closed from this date. This implements the prospective remedy with effect from 1 April 2022 and closes the remedy period.

457 Part 2 (Pensions and Banking (Special Provision) Act 2008 Bodies) comes into force two months from the date on which the Act is passed.

458 Part 3 (Judicial offices) comes into force on the day the Act is passed, other than paragraph 24(3) of Schedule 1 (which amends JUPRA with regard to completion of proceedings after retirement) and section 103 and Schedule 2 (Allowances for judicial office holders) which come into force two months from the date on which the Act is passed; and Clause 105 to 109 and Schedules 3 and 4 (Sitting in retirement offices) which come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may specify by regulations.

459 Part 4 (General) comes into force on the day the Act is passed.

 

19 July 2021