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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (18 Jul 2018)

Work and Pensions: Defined benefit pensions white paper. 9:45 am; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator Mark Boyle, Non-Executive Chairman, The Pensions Regulator Anthony Raymond, General Counsel, The Pensions Regulator Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions Ronan O'Connor, Deputy Director, Private Pensions, Department of Work and Pensions

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Linlithgow and East Falkirk (18 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: At the end of May 2010 there were 19,906 people in receipt of State Pension in Linlithgow and East Falkirk. At the end of November 2017 (the latest data available) the number was 20,496. Between 2010 and 2017 the full amount of Basic State Pension rose by £1250 per annum in cash terms, which is £660 per annum more than if it had been increased in line with earnings.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers (17 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: Private pension savings or accrued rights, including pensions accrued through an occupational pension scheme, are treated as the property of the individual scheme member. Private property is protected by both UK and international law. Consequently, individuals who have accrued a private pension in the UK are currently able to access their pension savings or pension rights regardless of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (16 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: Since taking up the post, the Secretary of State has had no meetings with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (11 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: Holding answer received on 10 July 2018 All government Departments have routine complaints procedures, this has been the case under successive governments. The Department has a two tier complaints process which considers formal complaints about our service. As outlined on Gov.uk, DWP complaints processes encourages customers in the first instance to raise their issues with the...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I thank the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith) for three things: first, for bringing this important debate forward; secondly, for entitling the debate, “Protecting defined-benefit schemes,” when we have a White Paper on that exact point, which allows me to address that; and thirdly, for being...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: My hon. Friend will be pleased to know that I am not being dragged but going voluntarily down to Brighton, where the Pensions Regulator is based, this Thursday for a proper five-hour sit-down. In that, I will certainly take up some of the concerns of the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith).

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (10 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: The impact of recent pension reforms on people who were contracted out of the additional pension system (and therefore have an entitlement to a guaranteed minimum pension as part of their private pension provision) is dependent on personal circumstances, and there are a multitude of scenarios which can result in a range of different outcomes, both positive and negative. It is not, therefore,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (9 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: Pension Credit is an income related benefit that provides a top up to a guaranteed minimum income (known as the Standard Minimum Guarantee) of £163.00 weekly for a single pensioner and £248.80 for couples. Extra amounts may be payable in respect of severe disability, caring or certain housing costs. There is a legal requirement to uprate the Standard Minimum Guarantee each year by...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (6 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: The Review of Automatic Enrolment in 2017 revealed that there is no consensus about future contribution rates and whether, when and to what level they might increase. As such, it is important that we understand the effects the planned increases will have, and to carry out further work on the adequacy of retirement incomes. As part of the Government's 2017 Review of Automatic Enrolment, we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance Credits (4 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: Since Specified Adult Childcare credits were introduced by the Coalition Government on 6 April 2011, HMRC management information shows more than 19,000 people providing childcare to a related child have benefitted from a transferred child benefit credit. A communications campaign to raise awareness began when the credits were introduced. The Department also provided information to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: In 2010, there were 17,400 recipients of the state pension in Kettering, and the most recent data shows that that number had risen to 18,600 in 2017. In cash terms, the full basic state pension is now worth £1,450 a year more in 2018-19 than in 2010. That is a £660 a year more than would have been the case if the pension had been uprated solely by earnings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: As you know, Mr Speaker, where Kettering leads the nation follows. In Kettering, a record-breaking 10,000 men and women have now been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. They are part of the millions of working men and women of this nation who are similarly benefiting from automatic enrolment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Transition Arrangements (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: The Department has received a number of representations from people regarding changes to state pension age since 1995, and the matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions. Women will receive their state pension either at the same age as men or earlier as we remove the current inequality.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Transition Arrangements (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: It is always good to hear the dinosaur that is my friend from the north-east, the hon. Member for Jarrow (Mr Hepburn). He was in government between 1997 and 2010 when he could have changed the law and did not. The reality of the situation is that the richest 1% have never paid more tax than at present and that corporation tax reductions create jobs, as has been comprehensively proved. He, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Transition Arrangements (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: I merely repeat the point that I made previously: between 1997 and 2010, there was a Labour Government. Not only did they support this policy, but they expanded it through the Pensions Act 2008, which, as the hon. Gentleman knows full well, raised the state pension age.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: The reality of the situation is that these matters are going through a particular process. That process is ongoing, and the outcomes will be revealed when the decisions are made. There is no difference in any way from how the Government treat other claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: Greater London (26 Jun 2018)

Guy Opperman: Since 2012 in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, approximately 5,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled. Since 2012 in the London Borough of Bexley, approximately 16,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and in London, approximately 1,892,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled. Automatic enrolment is a great success story with more...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (26 Jun 2018)

Guy Opperman: The number of complaints received and investigated from August 2016 to May 2018 is 7835.


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