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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Repayments (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: Information on the number of pensioners who have had a reduction to the size of pension pay-outs is not collated centrally and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost. This private arrangement is a feature of what are sometimes called integrated pension schemes. These schemes were designed to avoid additional contributions from sponsors and members by taking account of some or all...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) does not maintain average processing times relating to online State Pension applications and does not have a target to process online State Pension claims. Customers can claim their State Pension up to four months in advance of reaching pension age by making a clerical, telephone or online application. The Department measures processing times for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Regulation (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: It is not the Government’s role to determine whether the individual underlying investments of pension schemes are safe or not. The Government has, however, legislated to require trustees or managers of occupational pension schemes to ensure the quality and security of their scheme’s investment portfolio. This includes ensuring that scheme assets are predominantly invested in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Regulation (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: This consultation, which closed on 1 October 2017, sought views on the approach to address the bridging pensions anomaly within Pension Protection Fund compensation. The vast majority of consultation respondents agreed that the anomaly should be addressed. However, a significant number were in favour of an alternative approach which more closely reflected the original pension scheme rules and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: We are committed to ensuring that all important functions currently carried out by public bodies at an EU level can be carried out at a UK level in time for exit day. Whether the UK will wish to seek agreement to continue as an EIOPA member once we leave the European Union will depend on the outcome of the broader negotiations about the UK’s trade in financial services.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Tata Steel: Occupational Pensions (20 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) is providing information to members on the effect on their pension rights of either staying in the original scheme which will move in to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) or transferring to the new scheme. This includes newsletters, a website, bespoke option packs and access to free and impartial helplines. The Trustee cannot provide...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Regulation (16 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The DWP is leading a feasibility project to explore a range of issues that need to be considered in order to deliver the pensions dashboard. Pensions dashboard would involve using and sharing personal information about pensions. Therefore, we would need to ensure that appropriate governance is in place so that the information on a dashboard is presented and used in a way that is in the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: HSBC: Occupational Pensions (16 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department for Work and Pensions has received a number of recent representations on the HSBC defined benefit occupational pension about its pension clawback policy from individuals and from Members of Parliament writing on their behalf. This is one of a number of what are sometimes called integrated pension schemes. These schemes were designed to avoid additional contributions from...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (16 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Simple Payment service contract with Citibank is due to end in March 2018. We are actively encouraging customers to use an existing bank account or to provide new bank, building society or credit union account details into which their payments can be transferred. For those customers unable to provide an alternative method of payment a replacement service will be available. Contact with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions Regulator: Universities Superannuation Scheme (7 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Government established the Pensions Regulator as an independent body to provide regulatory oversight of work based pension schemes. As such, the Department for Work and Pensions does not have access to the information that the Regulator holds in relation to individual pension schemes. Section 82 of the Pensions Act 2004 prevents the disclosure of such restricted information by the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (3 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department no longer holds financial details for the campaign in question. However, people were notified through leaflets, an extensive advertising campaign was carried out, and later individual letters were posted out. For example, throughout this period the Department has been providing individuals with their most up-to-date State Pension age when they have requested a Pension...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (3 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: In 2014 Government committed to maintain POca until at least 2021, to ensure that people who cannot use a mainstream account can continue to access their benefits and pensions. Government’s existing POca contract with the Post Office, which expires in November 2021, has an option to be extended for up to 3 years to 2024. A decision on any extension will be taken at the appropriate time,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Bank Services (3 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department has not carried out research on the effect of bank closures on those written to about receiving payments into a bank, building society or credit union account. Payment into a bank account can give customers more control over when and where they access their money. As most bank accounts can be accessed at the Post Office, customers moving to those accounts can continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Bank Services (3 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department has not made an estimate. In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union account is the preferred way pension and benefits are paid.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (3 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department has not made an estimate. Payment into a bank account can give customers more control over when and where they access their money. As most bank accounts can be accessed at the Post Office, customers moving to those accounts can continue to collect their payments that way. Since January, 99% of banks’ personal customers are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (2 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: I responded to your letter on 30 October. As explained in the reply there have been good reasons for the delay.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (2 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) interprets this question as relating to State Pension claims. DWP does not retain information about the amount of State Pension payments which have been delayed in the last 12 months for more than (a) one, (b) two and (c) three months. DWP is not able to ascertain whether a State Pension payment has been delayed as this is dependant on a number...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (2 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) interprets this question as relating to State Pension claims. DWP does not retain information about the amount of State Pension payments which have been delayed in the last 12 months. DWP is not able to ascertain whether a State Pension payment has been delayed as this is dependant on a number of factors, such as the date of entitlement, date...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (2 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The Average Speed of Answer for the Pensions Helpline was 1 minute and 28 seconds in September 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Television: Licensing (2 Nov 2017)

Guy Opperman: The table below provides estimates of the costs of providing free TV licences to people over the age of 75 for the years and the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. Expenditure (£m) 2015-16 2016-17 (i) Glasgow South West constituency £0.6 £0.7 (ii) Glasgow City local authority £4.0 £4.0 (iii) Scotland £49.8 £50.5


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