Ros comments on the FAS annual report which shows this ‘assistance’ scheme has paid more for official costs of running it than it has to those who lost their pensions.Â She calls on the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to draw a line with the past, move away from spin and end the shambles of the Financial Assistance Scheme.
Release announcing that the Tories will hold their first-ever fringe meeting at the LABOUR party conference on 25 September 2007, to call on the Government to compensate victims at least to PPF levels, then followed by another ‘Stripped of Our Pensions’ demonstration.
Legal papers submitted explaining the grounds for the Second Judicial Review against the Government, launched by wind-up victims still fighting for a fair settlement which has so far been denied to them, despite Government promises.
Lead comment published in Sunday Telegraph as an open letter calling on Gordon Brown to end the suffering of the victims of scheme wind-ups by adopting the amendments recently passed in the House of Lords.
Release about the expected defeat for the Government in the House of Lords when Tories and LibDems, backed by a number of cross-bench peers will vote on the amendments to Clause 18 of the Pensions Bill, calling for a Lifeboat fund to be established to help pay Pension Protection Fund level benefits to those currently in the inadequate Financial Assistance Scheme.
Letter sent to Gordon Brown congratulating him on being next Prime Minister, explaining the shortcomings of the Financial Assistance Scheme and asking him to act quickly when in power to adopt a fair solution.
Letter before action sent to the DWP solicitors notifying them that victims will be asking the High Court to once again Judicially Review the Government’s decisions on the FAS.
Ros’ Witness Statement submitted to the High Court in support of the application for a Second Judicial Review.Â The case for expedition and the suffering that is being left unaddressed is highlighted.
Briefing sent by Ros to members of the House of Lords to help them understand the proposed amendments to Clause 18 of the Pensions Bill calling for the FAS to be increased to PPF levels and paid immediately.
Letter sent to Mick Leahy asking him to lend his union’s support to the amendments to the Pensions Bill which would ensure higher and faster payments to victims of pension scheme wind-ups, also explaining why these amendments are so important.