Recent Pensions Legislation impacting on divorce

First pieces of Pensions on Divorce legislation

  • Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 – Section 25
  • Pensions Act 1995 – Section 166]
  • The Provisions of the Regulations under Section 166 of the Pensions Act 1995 – Summary Paper
  • The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.
  • The Pensions on Divorce etc. (Provision of Information) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000 No 1048)
  • The Pensions on Divorce etc. (Charging) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000 No 1049)
  • The Pension Sharing (Valuation) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000 No 1052)
  • The Pension Sharing (Implementation and Discharge of Liability) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000 No 1053)
  • The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 No 731)

Civil Partnership Legislation

  • The Civil Partnerships Act 2004

Pensions Simplification and Lifetime Allowance Legislation

  • The Finance Act 2004 – Part 4 (Pensions Schemes etc)

The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund

  • The Pensions Act 2004

New Transfer Value Regulations – 2008

  • Occupational Pension Schemes (Transfer Values) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
  • Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Transfer Values) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Changes to earliest age at which an ex-spouse can retire

  • Occupational Pension and Stakeholder Pension (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2009 – Part 15

Auto Enrolment Legislation – Compulsory Pensions Saving

  • The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) Regulations 2010

New Family Procedure Rules – Experts in Family Proceedings

  • FPR 2010 – Practice Direction 25A – Experts in Family Proceedings

Changes to Pensions Taxation, Pension Protection and Lifetime Allowance

  • Finance Act 2011
  • Finance Act 2013

Changes to State Pension Age and State Pension reforms

  • Pensions Act 2011
  • Pensions Act 2014

Changes to Gender Discrimination Rules – impact on pension schemes

  • European Court of Justice Ruling on Gender Discrimination

Pension Sharing/Attachment in the Pension Protection Fund

  • Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc) Regulations 2011

Reform of Public Sector Pension Schemes

  • Public Services Pensions Act 2013
  • Pensions Act 2014