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Pension Schemes Act 2017

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2016-17

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Pension Schemes Act 2017 c.17
27 April 2017

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

30 March 2017
Lords
16 February 2017
Commons
Bill 125 2016-17, as brought from the Lords
17 January 2017
Commons
19 December 2016
Lords
28 November 2016
Lords
19 October 2016
Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
21 February 2017
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
30 November 2016
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

30 March 2017
Lords
17 January 2017
Commons
19 October 2016
Lords

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Supplementary Memorandum concerning the Delegated Powers in the Pension Schemes Bill
8 February 2017
Commons
Dept for Work and Pensions - 16 January 2017
16 January 2017
Commons

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker could certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself could be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions - 21 March 2017
21 March 2017
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 March 2017
29 March 2017
Commons
28 March 2017
Commons
24 March 2017
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 22 March 2017
22 March 2017
Commons
21 March 2017
Commons
20 March 2017
Commons
17 March 2017
Commons
16 March 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 February 2017
9 February 2017
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2017
8 February 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 February 2017
7 February 2017
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 February 2017
6 February 2017
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2017
3 February 2017
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2017
2 February 2017
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2017
1 February 2017
Commons
HL Bill 87(a) Amendment for Third Reading
9 January 2017
Lords
HL Bill 79-I Marshalled list for Report
15 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 79(c) Amendments for Report
14 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 79(b) Amendments for Report
13 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 79(a) Amendments for Report
12 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65-II Second marshalled list for Committee
24 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee
18 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65-I Marshalled list for Committee
17 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(g) Amendments for Committee
15 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(f) Amendments for Committee
14 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(e) Amendment for Committee
11 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(d) Amendments for Committee
10 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(c) Amendments for Committee
9 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(b) Amendments for Committee
8 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 65(a) Amendments for Committee
7 November 2016
Lords

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration on Report
20 March 2017
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
8 February 2017
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
6 February 2017
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 29 March 2017
30 March 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 February 2017
10 February 2017
Commons
All proceedings up to 9 February 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage
10 February 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 February 2017
8 February 2017
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Second Reading
27 January 2017
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Pension Schemes Bill
1 February 2017
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Pension Schemes Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
26 October 2016
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: Robert Hodge, Chairman of the Trustee of Citrus Pension Plan (PSB 02)
9 February 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: The Society of Pension Professionals (PSB 03)
9 February 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Welplan Pensions master trust (the Scheme) by the Scheme Sponsor, the BESA Group (PSB 04)
9 February 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: James Jones-Tinsley (PSB 05)
9 February 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Smart Pension Limited (PSB 06)
9 February 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Pension Lawyers (PSB 01)
7 February 2017
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Updated: Summary of Impacts for Pension Schemes Act
1 May 2017
Updated Summary Impact Assessment
1 January 2017
Master trust authorisation
11 October 2016
Pension schemes bill impact assessment: Summary of Impacts
1 October 2016
Additional analysis of the impact of capping early exit charges for members of occupational pension schemes
1 May 2016
Introducing a cap on early exit charges in trust-based occupational pension schemes
31 March 2016
Banning member-borne commission in occupational pension schemes used for automatic enrolment
15 December 2015

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Lord Henley to Baroness Altmann regarding issues raised during the Lords consideration of Commons amendments
19 April 2017
Letter from Lord Henley to Lord McKenzie regarding the Lords' consideration of Commons amendments debate and the timetable for bringing the Master Trust regulations into force
19 April 2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Craig McKinlay MP and others regarding references to a scheme funder in clauses 10 and 21
20 February 2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Nigel Mills MP and others regarding the deadline by which a Master Trust scheme's accounts must be with the Pension Regulator
20 February 2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Alex Cunningham MP and others regarding arrangements for informing members when a scheme is to be wound up and members transferred to a new scheme
20 February 2017
Letter dated 05/12/2016 from Lord Freud to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Pension Schemes Bill Lords committee debate
5 December 2016
I. Letter dated 05/12/2016 from Lord Freud to Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville regarding the Pension Schemes Bill 2016 committee stage and penalties for fraudulent cold calling pension scams.
5 December 2016

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

10 February 2017
Commons
10 February 2017
Commons
Committee Debate: Compilation of Sittings so far
9 February 2017
Commons
8 February 2017
Commons
8 February 2017
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
19 October 2016
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 October 2016
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
1 November 2016
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
1 November 2016
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
28 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
28 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
21 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
21 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
21 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
21 November 2016
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
19 December 2016
Lords
Report stage (Hansard - continued)
19 December 2016
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 December 2016
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
16 January 2017
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
16 January 2017
Lords

Commons 1st reading

17 January 2017
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

30 January 2017
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

29 March 2017
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
5 April 2017
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
5 April 2017
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
27 April 2017
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
27 April 2017