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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (15 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: Trustees and providers of defined contribution (DC) pension schemes are required to issue annual statements to members which must include the current value of the pension pot, the amount contributed in the previous year and a projected estimate of what pension income the pot may buy at retirement. We have no plans to require employers to issue such statements. Employers who sponsor defined...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (14 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The evidential basis for the projected increase in longevity for women affected by the Pensions Act 2011 is summarised in the Pensions Act 2011 impact assessment: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/181462/pensions-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf Paragraphs 3 to 6 of the impact assessment illustrate the latest cohort life expectancies for the UK population,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (14 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: There are no current plans to meet with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign in the immediate future. This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, most recently in a Westminster Hall Debate on 5th July 2017 in which I stated I will be meeting the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) when it is reformed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: Plumbing (14 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: DWP recognises the difficulties multi employer schemes such as the Plumbers have with the current Employer Debt legislation. The recent Green Paper “Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit pension schemes” explores these issues and during the consultation period officials have engaged with a range of stakeholders to explore potential legislative changes which could help...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Retirement: Age (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Office for National Statistics publishes annual data on deaths registered in the UK by single year of age. The latest data available for England and Wales is for 2016, whilst for the UK the latest data available is for 2015, as the 2016 data is provisional. The data tables can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsde...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The number of complaints received and investigated from August 2016 to August 2017 is 3782. All complaints are investigated. We are unable to attribute the complaints to Region due to limitations of data recording. DWP contact the customer within 15 working days to tell them of the outcome or when they can expect a response, if it will take longer. The department does not hold cost...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department has made no such recent assessments. Assessments of the trends in low income rates for the population and its headline sub-groups are available in DWP’s Households Below Average Income survey: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-av erage-income-199495-to-201516

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The responses to complaints received are being handled within normal business activities. No additional staff have been employed to respond to these complaints.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department investigate each complaint received. The first formal complaint relating to women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the state pension age was received on 16 August 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Fees and Charges (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) currently intend to publish final rules later this month on how asset managers must disclose cost and charge information to Independent Governance Committees, and to trustees who have a duty to report on these matters. As previously announced, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plan to bring forward regulations for consultation later this year...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: DWP published the response to a Freedom of Information request in March 2016 that included transitional arrangements considered during the passage of the Pensions Act 2011 through Parliament, in addition to illustrative costings produced for hypothetical policies, as requested by the Minister for Pensions since June 2015 to give an indication of the fiscal impacts of such policies, and also a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Glasgow East and Maidenhead (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: As at the end of February 2017, there were 14,270 State Pension recipients in Glasgow East, with an average age of 74.1 years, and 19,920 recipients in Maidenhead, with an average age of 75.0 years. Source: DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study, February 2017. Caseload figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Averages are means.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Arms Length External Organisations (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: At present, my Department has no plans to create any new arm’s-length bodies once the UK has left the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance Contributions: Voluntary Work (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Government has no current plans to introduce a Class 3 National Insurance credit for volunteers. However on 6 September, a Call For Evidence was published on the Full-Time Social Action Review which will develop recommendations on how to support full time volunteering. Details of how to submit evidence are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has regular discussions with the Prime Minister and other Cabinet colleagues on a range of issues. The government’s position on this issue has been made clear in Parliament many times since 2015 when transitional arrangements were introduced as part of the 2011 Pensions Act. The Government will make no further changes to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Income Tax: Disclosure of Information (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues including the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a range of issues. DWP is developing a range of means of communications for ensuring people know their State Pension age. The ‘Check your State Pension’ service currently provides everyone with personal information on their forecast amount and when they will reach...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Government is committed to supporting people aged 50 years and over to remain in and return to work. The number of older women in work is now at a record high: there are around 1 million more women aged 50+ in work than in 2010. Government has reformed legislation to create the right framework to support Fuller Working Lives. We have removed the Default Retirement Age, meaning it is now...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: LGBT People (12 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Government is assessing what the full implications of the judgment will be. Once this is complete the effect on pensions liabilities overall can then be estimated. Individual pension schemes will also need to assess the implications of the judgment for their particular schemes.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (11 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: There will be no change to the universal nature of the Winter Fuel Payment for the length of this Parliament.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (11 Sep 2017)

Guy Opperman: There are no current plans to meet with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign in the immediate future. This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, most recently in a Westminster Hall Debate on 5th July 2017 in which I stated I will be meeting the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) when it is reformed.


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