First reading House of Commons on 27 April 2011

Areas covered by the Bill include:

  • acceleration of the equalisation of state pension age for men and women;
  • acceleration of the increase in state pension age for men and women;
  • aspects of auto-enrolment;
  • the switch from RPI to CPI as the measure of price inflation for increases to pensions in payment and revaluation of deferred pensions;
  • section 251 Pensions Act 2004 and the payment of surplus to employers;
  • changes to the time limits for issuing contribution notices or financial support directions by the Pensions Regulator.

(For more details, please see individual subject headings.)