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New pensions legislation to follow Pickering

Alan Pickering’s report into pensions legislation is proposing a new Pensions Act which would repeal or consolidate all existing private pensions legislation.

This will include stakeholder legislation, pension sharing and divorce legislation brought in under this Government and the Pensions Act brought in following the Maxwell scandal.

A notice from the Department for Work and Pensions says it will consider the proposals and respond to Pickering’s report in a green paper this Autumn. It says the green paper will also cover wider pensions issues.

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