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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Tim Sharp: There is clearly a need to build trust in the pensions system. Dominic touched on this as one of the issues. One of the slight concerns we have about the Bill is about governance. That has been tightened up, but we think that it is important that consumers have trust, particularly in new forms of pension scheme, so we would regard, for instance, CDC as being most appropriately introduced under a trust-based model, whereby trustees are obliged to act in the interests of scheme members. I am talking about those sorts of development. A general move in the market towards trust-based schemes would help to foster trust and over the longer term build contributions and participation in pension saving.