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The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2015

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2015.

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2.  In this Order—

“the 1992 Act” means the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992(1);

“the 2014 Act” means the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014; and

“reporting period” means a period in relation to which the union is required by section 32 of the 1992 Act to send an annual return to the Certification Officer.

Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2015

3.—(1) The following provisions of the 2014 Act, come into force on 6th April 2015, and they apply in relation to a reporting period which commences on or after that date—

(a)section 40 (duty to provide membership audit certificate), so far as not already in force; and

(b)section 41 (duty to appoint an assurer etc).

(2) Section 41(2) of the 2014 Act, as regards the first sentence of section 24ZC(1) which is inserted in the 1992 Act by section 41(2), does not apply to a trade union before the last day of that trade union’s first reporting period which commences on or after 6th April 2015.

Provisions coming into force on 1st June 2016

4.  The following provisions of the 2014 Act come into force on 1st June 2016—

(a)section 42 (investigatory powers); and

(b)section 43 (enforcement).

Jo Swinson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

16th March 2015

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