Examination of Witnesses

Part of Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 21st October 2014.

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David Geale: Obviously, we are very interested in value for money. That was part of the reason for carrying out the market study in the first place, so we are looking at retirement options available to pension savers both now and post the Budget reforms coming into effect. It is something we will be monitoring over a period of time. There are also a number of steps that we are taking to ensure value for money, and that the Government are taking, as you know, in terms of the pot that is being saved up to reach that point. It is an ongoing story because there will be a number of changes as a result of these reforms: more people using draw-down, more people choosing alternative options. That is something we will have to keep a very close eye on, and we are doing that.