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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 22nd June 2015.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Scottish National Party, Glenrothes 2:30 pm, 22nd June 2015

The Secretary of State may be aware of a report on the front page of today’s Herald about a recently retired employee who took advantage of the Government’s changes to pension regulations and as a direct result was scammed out of his entire pension provision of £360,000. What steps are his Department taking to make sure that the changes it has introduced do not simply allow gangs of criminals to declare open season on our pensioners?

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George Morley
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 4:37 am (Report this annotation)

But Peter Grant, Governments for decades have been cheating pensioners abroad in some countries by denying them their pension increases by way of a deceitful frozen pension policy.
A simple government regulation that can be removed by a stroke of the pen is responsible for implementing this discriminative scam which politicians of all colours see fit to uphold.
Clause 20 in the Pensions Act will replace it next year to keep the scam going.