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Pensions Act 2008


3.The Pensions Commission’s 2005 report A New Pension Settlement for the Twenty-First Century contained a series of recommendations regarding the UK pensions system. This Report formed the basis for the Government’s White Paper Security in Retirement: towards a new pensions system, published in May 2006 and the second White Paper, Personal accounts: a new way to save, published in December 2006.

4.The Pensions Act 2007 made provision for the first part of the reform of the UK pensions system.

5.The second White Paper contained further proposals, with an emphasis on private saving, and formed the basis for measures contained in this Act.

6.For ease of reference, please note the following abbreviations for legislation are used in these notes:

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