Pensions: Divorced People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th November 2017.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the equity of the arrangements for sharing pensions between divorced couples where the divorce took place more than 10 years ago.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Financial settlements following divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, including which assets are included and how they are divided, is a matter for the family and matrimonial law of England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. The pension legislation which provides the mechanism for implementing a pension sharing order granted by the courts remains largely unchanged since the introduction of pension sharing in December 2000.

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