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.
Release announcing that victims of scheme wind-ups are being forced to go back to the High Court to Judicially Review the Government’s recent budget announcements of extensions to the Financial Assistance Scheme which do not comply with the High Court ruling in the first JR.
Ros’ comments on extracts from Hansard showing the answers given by Tony Blair to questions from David Cameron which called for improvements to the FAS, asked for a Treasury emergency loan to be given to help his constituent who has leukaemia, is 68 and has had no pension and no FAS.