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Section 56 Data Protection Act 1998 comes into force

Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 prohibits an employer from requiring an individual or third party to provide information that the individual or third party has obtained in response to a subject access request under s.7 of the Data Protection Act 1998

March 2015

Firefighters' Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Regulations establish a new pension scheme for the payment of pensions and other benefits in respect of firefighters in England, as part of the Government's programme of reforms to public service pension schemes.

1 April 2015

Teachers' Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014 comes into force

The Regulations contain provisions to reform teachers' pensions, as part of the Government's programme of reforms to public service pension schemes.

1 April 2015

Teachers' Pension Scheme (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2014 comes into force

The Teachers' Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014 reform pension schemes for teachers in Scotland, as part of the Government's programme of reform to public sector pension schemes.

1 April 2015

Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 contain transitional and savings provisions relating to the new Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland, which replaces the Local Government Pension Scheme 2009 on 1 April 2015.

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

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

The Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2015 comes into force

The Order amends the list of public authorities in part 3 of sch.19 to the Equality Act 2010.

1 April 2015

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