Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill 2023-24


change the period of life expectancy relevant to certain pension rules.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Laurence Robertson.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 06 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Laurence Robertson), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

20 Ballot Bills places are awarded by lottery to backbench MP's at the start of each Session. These Bills receive precedence for debate in the Commons and a handful will succeed in becoming enacted into law.

The higher chance of success means MPs who win a ballot slot are frequently lobbied by groups wishing to have legislation tabled on their behalf, but the choice of bill ultimately remains with the MP.

So is this going to become a law?

Historically, between 3 and 13 of the 20 Ballot Bills have succeeded in becoming enacted into law. Therefore, provided this bill is sufficiently high in the Ballot and the Government has no means to object to the bill, it has the greatest chance of PMBs to be enacted into law.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 14th June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

Last Event: Monday 20th May 2024 - 1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
20/05/2024
Briefing paper
07/05/2024
Explanatory Note
22/05/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

14th June 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
22nd May 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 80 Explanatory Notes
22nd May 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life): Delegated Powers Memorandum
20th May 2024
1st reading (Lords)
20th May 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
20th May 2024
Bill
HL Bill 80 (as brought from the Commons)
17th May 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
17th May 2024
Report stage (Commons)
17th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 May 2024
17th May 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 24 May 2024
16th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2024
16th May 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 17 May 2024
15th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 May 2024
8th May 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly - 8 May 2024
7th May 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
24th April 2024
Committee stage (Commons)
24th April 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 24 April 2024
22nd April 2024
Money resolution
2nd February 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
25th January 2024
Bill
Bill 20 2023-24 (as introduced)
25th January 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
25th January 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 20 EN 2023-24
6th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)