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Pensions: Divorced People

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 115446, tabled on 23 November 2017

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.

Answered on

30 November 2017

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.