Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008

The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008[1]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Long title An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, using money from dormant bank and building society accounts for social or environmental purposes.
Statute book chapter 2008 c 31
Introduced by Lord Davies of Oldham, Angela Eagle[2]
Territorial extent England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.[3]
Royal Assent 26 November 2008
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008 (c 31) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It authorises the distribution, by the Big Lottery Fund, of assets from cash accounts that have been inactive for fifteen years.



Parts 1 and 2 came into force on 12 March 2009.[4] Part 3 came into force on 26 November 2008.[5]

See also


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 32 of this Act.
  2. ^
  3. ^ The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008, section 30
  4. ^ The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008, section 31; the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/490 (C.33), article 2.
  5. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 4(b).

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