Press Release welcoming the launch of a formal investigation by the Parliamentary Ombudsman into Government maladministration of occupational pensions and claims for compensation by victims of occupational scheme wind-ups.
Note explaining why the Government’s proposed Â£400m Financial Assistance Scheme is wholly inadequate and cannot rectify the injustices suffered by wind-up victims.
Press release explaining why proposals for the Financial Assistance Scheme are inadequate and could help only a few hundred people, if annuities must be bought, rendering it a virtually empty gesture to rectify a huge social injustice.
Feature article published in Financial Adviser highlighting the failure of Government policy to stimulate more savings. The article explains that policy has only focussed on supply side issues (informed choice, stakeholder) but not demand (no new incentives, people don’t want to save) . Ros outlines the need for new incentives for both employers and employees.
Note outlining how and why Government funded compensation should be organised.
Examples of quotes from official documents which misled members into believing their pensions were safe.
Press release ahead of Parliamentary debate on pensions, to call for the Government to compensate those who lost their pensions. This also includes case study examples of how the situation has affected the victims’ lives.
Press release issued in reaction to the surprise decision by the Maersk parent company to agree to honour its pension commitments to scheme members in full, even though the law does not require this. This is a awake up call’ to trustees and members to ensure they put proper pressure on other employers to do the same.
Article published in Pensions Week in November 2003 explaining the case for urgently agreeing compensation for workers who have lost their pensions in final salary schemes.
Press Release issued on November 2nd 2003 to support union legal action against the Government, issuing a writ claiming compensation for ASW workers who have lost most of their pensions on the insolvency of their employer’.