Contents Index Contents Index

End date

Whenever a version is succeeded by another version, it will be assigned an end date.


'End date' column from an attributes table


The end date in these circumstances is the same as the start date for any succeeding version. The two dates are the same because, for the purposes of the system, both start and end dates really represent a single point in time at the beginning of the day in question.


Example of an 'End date' attribute from the attributes table for the Excise Permit Act 1832 (repealed 5.11.1993) (c.16)


Users should note that the presence of an end date does not necessarily mean that the stopped version has ceased to have effect for all purposes. The amendment giving rise to the successive version may only have come into force for certain purposes.  Where this is the case, it will be explained in the annotation for the relevant amendment.


A version may also have an end date where there is no succeeding version, for example where a whole Schedule is repealed. In this case there would be a new version only of the Schedule heading with end dates assigned to the last versions of the provisions within it.



Parent topic