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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Section 90: Extent

This section sets out the territorial application of the provisions in the Act. Most apply throughout Great Britain. Some, on pensions and National Insurance contributions, are UK-wide. In some parts of the Act that deal with interactions with family and civil law (for example, the provisions for pension sharing on divorce), sections may apply to England and Wales only, or Scotland only.

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