Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Annex A – Territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom

Provision

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Extends to E & W and applies to England?

Extends to E & W and applies to Wales?

Legislative Consent Motion process engaged?

Extends and applies to Scotland?

Legislative Consent Motion process engaged?

Extends and applies to Northern Ireland?

Legislative Consent Motion process engaged?

1 [Part Title]

Clause 1

Clause 2


Clause 3

Yes

No


In part

Yes

No


In part

No

N/A


No

Yes

No


In part

No

N/A


No

No

Yes


In part

N/A

Yes, passed 24 January 2022

Yes, passed 24 January 2022

Subject matter and legislative competence of devolved legislatures

53 Private pensions are a reserved matter as regards Wales and Scotland, but are devolved as regards Northern Ireland. It is usual, though, for Northern Ireland legislation about private pensions to track closely provision made for Great Britain. On this occasion, following discussions between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland, it is proposed that this bill, which would make changes for Great Britain, should also make similar changes for Northern Ireland. In this way, the changes would have effect in Northern Ireland sooner than they would if the Northern Ireland Assembly had to legislate to make those changes. In accordance with the Sewel convention a legislative consent motion was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 24 January 2022to indicate that it is content for the UK Parliament to pass a law on what is a devolved matter.

 

10 March 2022