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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Christopher Woolard: I believe that it can. We can look at the early work the FCA has done in terms of, for example, our market study work, which is where we look at the operation of markets and whether they are working well. We have certainly launched work that is related to banking and to things such as cash savings.  One of our very earliest pieces of work is about retirement income—how retirement products are working and the sales processes around that. We are covering quite a broad waterfront. We are covering a range of products that interrelate and sometimes substitute for each other as well—so where people have long-term savings but not in a pension wrapper—and I think we have the coverage to do that. It is certainly within our planning to cover that waterfront.