Search Legislation

Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012


11.The paper When should the state pension age increase to 66 – A call for evidence was the subject of a consultation exercise carried out in Northern Ireland and Great Britain between 24 June 2010 and 6 August 2010. Two responses were received to the Northern Ireland consultation. Issues arising from the consultation were addressed in the Command Paper A sustainable State Pension: when the State Pension age will increase to 66 (Cm 7956) published in November 2010.

12.In 2010, the Department for Work and Pensions commissioned an external review team to re-examine the policy behind automatic enrolment. As part of this process the review team issued a call for evidence on the scope of the reforms and potential options for amending the policy. On 27 October 2010 the Westminster Government published the outcomes of the review in the report Making automatic enrolment work – a review for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources