Legislation tracker—pensions
Legislation tracker—pensions

The following Pensions guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Legislation tracker—pensions
  • Forthcoming Acts and Bills
  • Forthcoming Statutory Instruments
  • Forthcoming FCA instruments
  • Forthcoming European legislation
  • Legislation recently in force

This legislation tracker is divided into the following sections:

  1. Forthcoming Acts and Bills

  2. Forthcoming Statutory Instruments

  3. Forthcoming FCA instruments

  4. Forthcoming European legislation

  5. Legislation recently in force

Note that this tracker does not cover changes relating to public sector pensions. For information specific to public sector pensions reforms, see the Public sector pensions reform tracker [ARCHIVED].

Forthcoming Acts and Bills

This section includes Acts which have received Royal Assent but in which the pensions provisions have not yet come into force.

Date Legislative change Status
Coming into force 2020 Pension Schemes Bill 2020

The Pension Schemes Bill 2019, originally published on 14 October 2019, fell away on 6 November 2019 when Parliament was dissolved as a result of the calling of the general election of 12 December 2019. However, following the re-election of the Conservatives into government, it was confirmed in the Queen's Speech of 19 December 2019 that the Pensions Schemes Bill would be reintroduced in early 2020, albeit with some ‘refinements’.

The new Pension Schemes Bill 2020 was reintroduced in the House of Lords on 7 January 2020 and published the following day, together with explanatory notes.

The Bill includes the following measures:
—strengthening