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Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be debated this week

The House of Commons will debate the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill on Tuesday this week.


The bill is expected to complete its passage through Parliament by July and its provisions will come into force from Autumn 2000.


Under the bill, pensions sharing will be possible but not compulsory and it will still be possible to offset pension rights against other assets, or on retirement to pay maintenance from one former spouse to the other.

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