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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Alan Rubenstein: Gosh, there is a lot in that. First, to the extent that there is a promise that is effectively a defined benefit promise, yes, those schemes will be covered. We have obviously yet to see how they all develop in that mid-ground. Currently, until we see how it develops, we believe we are adequately resourced, but we have obviously yet to see what the take-up is as we would have to reassess that if things moved sharply differently. In terms of levies, the work that we have done so far suggests that there would not be a major impact on our levy setting because it would be shifting from one form of provision, as you suggest, to another.