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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what customer, user and satisfaction surveys were conducted in the last 12 months in the Department for Work and Pensions and the agencies that report to it; which of them have been reported to the management board in the last 12 months; and which were commissioned by the management board. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL6218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions conducts an annual Claimant Service and Experience Survey which measures customer satisfaction. The survey includes customers of Jobcentre Plus and the former agency Pensions, Disability and Carers Service. Fieldwork for the 2013 survey was completed in September. The survey is approved by the Operations Executive Team and key findings have been reported to them.</p><p> </p><p>The Child Maintenance Group conducts customer satisfaction surveys to cover all its statutory schemes. Quarterly surveys are run for the 1993/2003 and 2012 schemes and a monthly survey for the Options Gateway to tell how customers think suppliers are delivering service. All of these surveys are commissioned and reviewed for internal use by the CMG Executive Team.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
47763
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage cost over-run established by the management board for any budget in the Department for Work and Pensions to merit being tabled at the departmental management board; and how many times in the last 12 months that has occurred. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL6711 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Financial Management information showing the whole financial position of the Department for Work and Pensions in the round is provided to the Departmental Executive Team every month. The Departmental Board also receives this monthly by correspondence and also receives a more detailed update from the Finance Director at the quarterly board meetings.</p><p> </p><p>Any potential breach of Treasury funding control totals would provoke immediate action and does not rely on reporting cycles.</p><p> </p><p>Given the range and complexity of budgets across the Department, we do not have a simple percentage that would trigger an issue being tabled.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
166087
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are measuring the impact of auto-enrolment on fees charged by the investment management industry; and what plans they have to track any changes. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL3145 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government’s Command Paper, ‘Better Workplace Pensions: Further measures for savers’, published in March, set out a range of measures including a cap on charges in default fund arrangements, a ban on inappropriate charges and proposals to introduce minimum governance standards and improve transparency across workplace defined contribution schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Following this, Government launched its consultation on draft regulations on governance and charges in occupational pension schemes in October 2014. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the majority of this legislation will come into force from April 2015, alongside Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules in relation to workplace personal pension schemes where appropriate. From April 2015, the Government intends to introduce a charge cap on the default funds of qualifying schemes, set at 0.75 per cent of funds under management and the first phase of enhanced transparency with trustees and Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) being required to report on costs and charges for the first time.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015 Government will consult on regulations under duties in the Pensions Act 2014 requiring information about transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others, and the publication of costs and charges information. The FCA also intends to consult on amending their own rules to introduce equivalent enhanced transparency provisions for workplace personal pension schemes during 2015. The Government has also set out its plans to review the level of the default fund charge cap, to see if it should be lowered, and also whether it should include some or all of the transaction costs that are ultimately borne by members within a cap. This review will take place in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Taken together the combined effect of these measures on charges, governance and transparency and the Government’s commitment to a review should ensure that savers are being enrolled into workplace schemes that are well run and in members’ interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T12:19:52.33Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T12:19:52.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the basis on which projections of potential returns are used by the investment management industry in communications with pension holders. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL3147 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since 6 April 2003, certain money purchase pension arrangements have been required to provide members with Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (SMPIs). Legislation requires that statutory illustrations are produced in accordance with guidance prepared by a prescribed body approved by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and by the Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland.</p><p>The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is the prescribed body and has been since 6 April 2007. The FRC fulfils its obligations through the publication of Actuarial Standard Technical Memorandum AS TM1: Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (AS TM1). It reviews AS TM1 regularly and the last completed review was carried out in 2013 following the introduction of the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2734) which came into force on 6 April 2014. The AS TM1 specifies that the investment return should take into account the current and anticipated future investment strategy of the member’s funds over the period to retirement and be consistent from year to year, with the rationale documented and made available to members on request.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules require a projection at point of sale for contract based pensions. The investment return must reflect the investment potential of the (expected) underlying assets, subject to an overall cap of 5%pa. Flanking projections must be provided using returns which vary by +/- 3%. The FCA has a public commitment to review the basis every 4 years and the next review is due in 2015. The FCA do not require further projections during the lifetime of the contract as pension scheme members will receive statutory statements prepared under DWP legislation. However, where a provider chooses to provide additional projections, they must follow the same basis as point of sale projections.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T12:26:30.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T12:26:30.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are currently employed for more than 50 per cent of their working week to support the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions in his role as Accounting Officer; and what are their job titles. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn remove filter
star this property uin HL5906 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In one sense, all DWP staff support the Accounting Officer through their individual responsibilities to work confidently within the system of control for which the Accounting Officer is ultimately responsible, to ensure the effective operation of a major government department, which will make some £136.4 billion in welfare payments this year.</p><p> </p><p>More narrowly, the Accounting Officer is directly supported in his role by his Finance Director General, the 40 Senior Civil Servants that comprise that DG's senior management team; and - in turn – by other colleagues when they handle issues which require explicit Accounting Officer involvement. </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this