Examination of Witnesses

Part of Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:31 am on 23rd October 2014.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 11:31 am, 23rd October 2014

Tim, what about you? You are the pensions policy officer. I am not quite clear what your policy response to the Bill is and whether you are broadly supportive or have concerns about bits of it.  You intimated in your answer to Nigel that trade unions would not really be leading on creating a CDC yourselves, but that you might be working alongside an employer to do so. Has the TUC had those sorts of conversations with large employers that have, for example, existing defined-benefit schemes but might be looking to change them? Try and give us a practical sense of where the TUC is coming from and what it would like to see happen.