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Review of section 1N.I.

14—(1) The Department must—

(a)carry out a review of the operation of section 1 as it relates to unincorporated associations, and

(b)prepare a report of that review.

(2) The Department must lay the report before the Assembly.

(3) The Department must begin to carry out the review before the end of the period of 2 years beginning with the day of Royal Assent.


15  In this Act—

the 1969 Act” means the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;

the 1985 Order” means the Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;

the Department” means the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment;

statutory provision” has the meaning given by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

Minor and consequential amendmentsN.I.

16—(1) Schedule 1 is comprised as follows—

(a)Part 1 contains amendments consequential on the provision made by section 1;

(b)Part 2 contains amendments consequential on the provision made by section 8;

(c)Part 3 contains general minor and consequential amendments;

(d)Part 4 contains amendments that remove obsolete material etc.

(2) The Department may by regulations make such other amendments of statutory provisions as it considers appropriate in consequence of any provision made by this Act.

(3) Regulations under subsection (2) may contain incidental, transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(4) Regulations under subsection (2) that amend or repeal a provision of an Act of Parliament or Northern Ireland legislation must not be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

(5) Other regulations under subsection (2) are subject to negative resolution.

Commencement Information

I1S. 16 partly in operation; s. 16(1)(a)(c)(d), (2)(3)(4)(5) in operation at 23.4.2016 see s. 17(2).

I2S. 16(1)(b) in operation at 6.4.2018 by S.R. 2017/217, art. 2(c)


17—(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act comes into operation on the day after Royal Assent.

(2) Sections 4, 8 and 16(1)(b) and Part 2 of Schedule 1 come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

(3) Section 9 comes into operation at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day of Royal Assent.

(4) Schedule 2 contains transitional provision.

(5) The Department may by order make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into operation of any provision of this Act.

Short titleN.I.

18  This Act may be cited as the Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.