Ros’ initial reaction to revelations about the advice given to Gordon Brown in 1997 ahead of his decision to remove dividend tax relief from pension funds, explaining that the decision was irresponsible.
Opinion Piece published in PMI Magazine explaining that the Government has been found guilty in the Judicial Review and asking PMI members to support the Parliamentary moves for compensation.
Article published by Global Pensions Magazine explaining that the Government has been found guilty of behaving unlawfully and irrationally when rejecting the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report and refusing to accept maladministration..
Briefing note for MPs explaining that the costs of full compensation would be tiny in terms of Government expenditure each year, that the taxpayer could easily afford this, but that other sources of funds are available too if the Government wishes to find them.
Official errors in benefit calculations have resulted in taxpayers overpaying hundreds of millions of pounds a year in benefits to people who are not entitled to them.Â This note gives a breakdown for one year.
Ros was in court for the entire three day hearing of this Judicial Review case against the Government.Â This is her report of the proceedings and the case made by both sides.
Note explaining that the Government was indeed defeated in the Judicial Review and the High Court ruling established that the Secretary of State’s rejection of the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report was unlawful and irrational.
Article published in Professional Pensions magazine explaining that the Government has been found guilty in the Judicial Review.
Second Witness Statement prepared by Ros for the Judicial Review case, explaining why many of the Government’s assertions are incorrect.
Paper prepared for Judicial Review highlighting that the FAS does not really pay 80% of expected pension and for most people it will be closer to 60% or even less.Â The figures were also prepared with the help of Ronnie Sloan, a leading independent actuary.