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Section 56 Data Protection Act 1998 comes into force

Enforced data subject access requests to be prohibited from 1 December 2014

1 December 2014

Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 to align the notification period for statutory paternity pay with the notification period for statutory paternity leave.

1 December 2014

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Administration) Regulations 2014 come into force

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Administration) Regulations 2014 provide for the funding of employer liabilities to make payments of statutory shared parental pay.

1 December 2014

Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Parental Orders and Prospective Adopters) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Regulations amend the Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations 2002 Regulations (SI 2002/2822) to provide a new right to statutory adoption pay for local authority foster parents who are prospective adopters and for surrogate parents who intend to apply for a parental order.

1 December 2014

Shared parental leave regulations come into force

The draft Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 set out the qualification requirements for shared parental leave and the draft Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014 allow eligible women to curtail their right to maternity leave to enable their partner to take shared parental leave.

1 December 2014

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) (No.2) Order 2014 comes into force

The draft Regulations make amendments to legislation, including in relation to pensions, pursuant to the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

10 December 2014

Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014 come into force

The Regulations implement the reformed public service pension scheme for civil servants and other Crown employees. The scheme will be calculated based on career average earnings and a normal pension age equal to the state pension age.

1 April 2015

Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Regulations introduce a new Local Government Pension Scheme.

1 April 2015

Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 come into force

The Regulations contain transitional provisions relating to the new Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland, which replaces the Local Government Pension Scheme 2009 on 1 April 2015.

1 April 2015

Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 come into force

The Regulations introduce a new Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland on 1 April 2015, replacing the previous scheme.

1 April 2015

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