25 Date on which Acts commence

(1)

An Act or a part of an Act comes into force on the date stated or provided for in the Act.

(2)

If an Act does not state or provide for a commencement date for the Act or part, the Act or part comes into force on the day after Royal assent.

(3)

However, an Act’s Title and commencement sections, and any principal legislation provision, come into force on Royal assent (and no reference in the commencement section includes them).

(4)

In subsection (3), principal legislation provision means a section or part of a section that identifies legislation being amended.

Compare: 1999 No 85 s 8

Section 25(3): amended, on 25 March 2021, by section 4(2) of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 25(4): inserted, on 25 March 2021, by section 4(2) of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).