FT Adviser magazine highlights the Government’s lack of honesty about the Financial Assistance Scheme. Ros exposes DWP spin as Pensions Minister tries to mislead public and press with claims of FAS paying ‘at least 90%’ when most victims are not even getting the 90% at all.
Feature article in Scotland’s Sunday Post, discussing the injustice of taxpayers protecting bankers’ pensions in full, while not paying anything at all to restore pensions of other workers.
Press Release asking how it can be right that bankers’ pensions are 100% underwritten by taxpayers, while Government has always said taxpayers could not ‘afford’ to restore pension victims pensions in full, despite Parliamentary Ombudsman, High Court and Court of Appeal verdicts.
Ros’ response to latest DWP consultation document concerning proposed new regulations for the Financial Assistance Scheme. Ros criticizes some of the unfair proposals apparently designed to save short-term costs, but denying victims their money.
Ros’ response to consultation paper expressing disappointment and outrage at the delays in helping seriously ill victims with strokes, heart attacks, cancer etc. Even a year after the announcement to improve the FAS, these victims are still being left out and some have died.
Article published in Financial Adviser commenting on prospects for Equitable Life victims following the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s recommendation of compensation.
Article published in the Daily Telegraph with Ros’ commenting on the prospects of more fighting ahead for Equitable Life victims, despite the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s recommendation of compensation.
Article commissioned by Financial Adviser magazine describing the Victory for the Pensions Action Group in the Court of Appeal and explaining why the Government’s consideration of appealing further to the House of Lords is a waste of time and taxpayer’s money.
Three appeal court judges delivered a stunningly strong verdict against the UK Government.Â They dismissed the Government’s appeals against the Judicial Review High Court ruling and upheld the verdict that its behaviour in this case has been irrational and unlawful.Â They also found that the maladministration caused more than just financial losses, but also led to non-financial injustices which have not yet been recognised at all.
Article written for Saga website describing the victory in the Court of Appeal and the Government’s humiliating defeat which saw its appeal against the High Court Judicial Review verdict dismissed.