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The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2000

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Article 2(2)

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE ACT BROUGHT INTO FORCE BY ARTICLE 2(2) OF THIS ORDER

PART IPROVISIONS BROUGHT INTO FORCE ON 24th APRIL 2000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING REGULATIONS AND 9th APRIL 2001 FOR ALL OTHER PURPOSES

Provision of the ActSubject matter
Section 54Bereavement payments
Section 55new allowances for bereaved spouses
Section 56entitlement to Category B retirement pension by reference to new allowances
Part I of Schedule 8, and section 70 in so far as it relates to that Partminor and consequential amendments—bereavement benefits
Part V of Schedule 13 in respect of the repeals specified below, and section 88 in so far as it relates to them—repeals—
in section 617 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988,(1) in subsection (1)(a) the words “widow’s payments,”, and subsection (6)social security benefits and contributions—widow’s payments
in the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,(2) section 20(1)(e)(i)description of contributory benefits—widow’s payment
in the Social Security Act 1998,(3) paragraph 78 of Schedule 7late claims for widowhood benefit

PART IIPROVISIONS BROUGHT INTO FORCE ON 25th APRIL 2000

Provision of the ActSubject matter
Schedule 2 in the respects specified below, and section 18 so far as it relates to them—pensions: miscellaneous amendments—
Paragraph 3inclusion of self-employed in personal pension schemes
Paragraph 4revaluation of earnings factors
Paragraph 8payment of contributions by Secretary of State
Paragraphs 9 to 11supervision by Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority
Paragraph 12institutions who may hold deposits
Paragraph 13annual increase in pension
Paragraph 15improper treatment of excess assets
Paragraph 16reports of Pensions Compensation Board
Paragraph 17diligence against pensions: Scotland
Paragraph 18rounding of pensionable service
Paragraph 19employment rights for directors of corporate trustees
Paragraphs 73 and 75 of Schedule 12, and section 84(1) so far as it relates to themtreatment for income tax purposes of payments made by virtue of section 79
Part I of Schedule 13 in respect of the repeals specified below, and section 88 so far as it relates to them—repeals: pensions (miscellaneous)—
in the Pension Schemes Act 1993(4), the repeals in sections 73(2)(a)(ii), 96(2)(a) and 181(1)short service benefit, option to take cash equivalent; definitions
in the Pensions Act 1995(5) the repeal in section 8(4)appointment of trustees
the repeals in section 126(1) of the Scotland Act 1998(6)definitions

PART IIIPROVISIONS BROUGHT INTO FORCE ON 1st OCTOBER 2000

Provision of the ActSubject matter
Section 1meaning of “stakeholder pension scheme”
Section 2registration of stakeholder pension schemes
Section 7reduced rates of contributions etc.
Section 8, except the definition of “designated scheme”interpretation, and application of Part I
Schedule 1 except sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 1, and section 6(3) except in so far as it relates to that sub-paragraphapplication of enactments

PART IVPROVISIONS BROUGHT INTO FORCE ON 1st DECEMBER 2000

Provision of the ActSubject matter
Section 20orders in Scotland
Section 23supply of pension information in connection with divorce etc.
Section 24charges by pension arrangements in relation to earmarking orders
Section 26interpretation of Part III
Section 27 to 46sharing of rights under pension arrangements
Section 47 to 51sharing of state scheme rights
Section 85(5)transitional provisions
Schedule 5pension credits: mode of discharge
Schedule 6effect of state pension debits and credits
Schedule 8, paragraph 33, and section 70 so far as it relates to that paragraphminor and consequential amendments—retirement pensions
Schedule 12, paragraphs 5 to 7, 8(1), (2), (5), (6), 9, 11, 12, 14 to 22, 23 to 27, 28 to 42 and 43 to 63 and section 84(1) so far as it relates to those paragraphsconsequential amendments to the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985(7), the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(8), the Social Security Administration Act 1992(9), the Pension Schemes Act 1993(10) and the Pensions Act 1995(11)
Schedule 13, Part II in respect of the repeals in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985, and Part III, and section 88 so far as it relates to those repeals and to that Part IIIrepeals—pension sharing

PART VPROVISIONS BROUGHT INTO FORCE ON 8th OCTOBER 2001

Provision of the ActSubject matter
Section 3duty of employers to facilitate access to stakeholder pension schemes
Section 4obtaining information
Section 5powers of inspection
Section 6(1), (2) and (4)application of enactments
Section 8(1) as it relates to the definition of “designated scheme”interpretation
in Schedule 1, sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 1, and section 6(3) in so far as it relates to that sub-paragraphapplication of section 47(9) of Pensions Act 1995 (professional advisers)

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