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Pensions Act 2008


478.The provisions of this Act will be brought into force by an order or orders to be made by the Secretary of State with the following exceptions:

  • In Part 1, sections 67 to 73 and 78 to 86 (power to establish a pension scheme, and provisions relating to the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority) come into force on Royal Assent.

  • Section 105 (extension of assessed income period for those aged 75 or over) comes into force on 6 April 2009.

  • Section 124 (1), (3) and (7) to (10) (Financial Assistance Scheme) come into force on Royal Assent

  • The amendment made by section 125(1) (restriction on purchase of annuities) must be taken to have had effect from 26 June 2008.

  • Section 131(appointment of trustees) comes into force 2 months after Royal Assent

  • Section 133 (delegation of powers by the regulator) comes into force on Royal Assent.

  • Section 134 (exclusion of transfers out in certain cases) comes into force on Royal Assent

  • Section 135 and 136 (additional class 3 contributions) come into force on 9 April 2009

  • Sections 140 and 141(Pre 1968 Insurance) come into force on Royal Assent.

  • Section 142 (Disclosure of information) comes into force on Royal Assent

  • Part 6 (except repeals) comes into force on Royal Assent.

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