Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

17 The provisions of this Act extend to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Although Private Pensions legislation is transferred (i.e. devolved) for Northern Ireland, officials of the Northern Ireland Executive have indicated that they would like the changes to apply to Northern Ireland law. In accordance with the Sewel convention, a legislative consent motion was sought from the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly passed a motion on 24 January 2022.

18 See the table in Annex A for a summary of the position regarding territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom.


10 March 2022