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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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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
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will change current regulations so that employers are required to issue annual automatic pension statements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 9730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
star this property answer text <p>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.</p><p> </p><p>Employers who sponsor defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are not required to issue annual pension statements, although some sponsors do. However if a statement is requested by a member sponsors of DB schemes are required to issue one within two months.</p><p> </p><p>As defined benefit (DB) pensions normally promise a specific income in relation to salary and length of service, there are minimal annual fluctuations in entitlement. Placing a legal requirement on DB schemes to issue annual statements, particularly where the estimated pension remains unchanged, would place a disproportionate cost burden on defined benefit schemes. We have no plans to require schemes to issue such statements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-15T13:27:01.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T13:27:01.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-23more like thismore than 2017-06-23
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Uprating more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the state pensions triple lock; and whether he intends to review that policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 971 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring economic security for people at every stage of their life, including when they reach retirement. The Government is also clear that fairness between the generations must be maintained. We are committed to the Triple Lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:56:51.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:56:51.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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: LGBT People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Department has made of the effect of the Walker v Innospec Limited case on pensions liabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 9315 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>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.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T13:33:58.267Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:33:58.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is offering to women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011 to stay in work to a later age; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
star this property uin 9305 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>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.</p><p> </p><p>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 unlawful to dismiss someone just because they reach age 65.</p><p>We have also extended the right to request flexible working beyond those with caring needs, meaning people can discuss with their employers options for allowing choice about how and when they retire. And we have introduced pensions freedoms, to allow people aged 55 and over greater freedom and choice in how and when they access their pension savings.</p><p> </p><p>On 2 February 2017 we published Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach, which aims to increase the retention, retraining and recruitment of older workers by bringing about a change in the perceptions &amp; attitudes of employers, and to challenge views of working in later life and retirement amongst individuals. The Strategy and supporting evidence base are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We have also appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers, Andy Briggs, supported by a team of employers at Business In The Community, to support employers in retaining, retraining and recruiting older workers. In February 2017, the team launched a target to gain one million more older people in work by 2022, asking employers to commit to a pledge to publish their workforce data by age. Their report setting out their achievements to date was published on 07 September 2017 and can be viewed at <a href="https://age.bitc.org.uk/issues/BusinessChampion/govreport" target="_blank">https://age.bitc.org.uk/issues/BusinessChampion/govreport</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T13:31:54.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:31:54.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis is for the projected increase in longevity for women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
star this property uin 9304 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
star this property answer text <p>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:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181462/pensions-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181462/pensions-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Paragraphs 3 to 6 of the impact assessment illustrate the latest cohort life expectancies for the UK population, from the 2010-based principle population projections, which were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A comparison is made with cohort life expectancies from the 2004-based principle population projections published by the Government Actuary’s Department, which were used to inform the Pensions Act 2007. The impact assessment showed that, compared with the 2004-based projections, life expectancy at state pension age in 2010 had increased by 1 year for males and by 1.3 years for females.</p><p> </p><p>The 1991 discussion paper “Options for equality in State Pension age” and the 1993 White Paper “Equality in State Pension age”, which informed the Pensions Act 1995, used previous life expectancy projections from the Government Actuary’s Department.</p><p> </p><p>Life expectancy is projected to continue to increase in future years (according to the latest 2014-based projections from the ONS). In forty years’ time, in 2057, average life expectancy at age 65 is projected to be over 4 years higher than it is now. By 2064 (the end of the current projection period) a baby girl will be expected to live to almost 100 (99.8 years).</p><p> </p><p>These life expectancy projections were an important input into the government’s review of State Pension age which was published in July of this year. As part of the review, government commissioned an independent report, led by John Cridland CBE, and a report from the Government Actuary. Both reports drew extensively on the life expectancy projections from the ONS.</p><p> </p><p>The next set of life expectancy projections from the ONS are due out later this year and every two years thereafter. The regular State Pension age reviews, at least every six years, will provide a structured framework for the Government to respond to any changes in the projections in the longer term.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T16:14:05.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T16:14:05.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-23more like thismore than 2017-06-23
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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 Winter Fuel Payments more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on winter fuel payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 923 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>There will be no change to the universal nature of the Winter Fuel Payment for the length of the Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T13:54:51.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T13:54:51.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Pensioners: Poverty more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of pensioner poverty; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 909129 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>This Government has seen the absolute poverty rate for pensioners fall to record lows, with over 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty before housing costs. Rates of material deprivation for pensioners are also at record lows.</p><p>We have reduced pensioner poverty close to historically low levels, lifting the incomes of millions of older people. Since 2009/10, material deprivation for pensioners has fallen from 10 per cent to 7 per cent in 2016/17 and since 2010 there are 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty, a record low.</p><p>The Government is committed to action that helps to alleviate levels of pensioner poverty. In 2018/19 we will spend £121.5 billion on benefits for pensioners, including £97 billion on the State Pension for this year.</p><p>The Government has also committed to up-rating the basic State Pension by the highest of the growth in earnings, prices or 2.5 per cent - the 'triple lock' guarantee. This will mean that the full basic State Pension will be around £1450 per year higher in 2018/19 than in 2010. The Government has committed to the triple lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the hon. Member for Coventry North East and a delegation from WASPI Coventry to discuss changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 9078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to meet with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign in the immediate future.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>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.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T12:40:17.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T12:40:17.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 Pension Protection Fund: Carillion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking to ensure that support is provided for former Carillion employees whose pensions will not be covered by the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 905457 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 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>There are 12 Carillion DB schemes in the Pension protection Fund (PPF) assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>The PPF are working with scheme administrators to determine whether they can pay pensions at or above PPF benefits. Where a scheme cannot do this, the PPF will assume responsibility and pay compensation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Individuals above their scheme’s normal pension age will receive 100% of their accrued pension, and all other members will receive 90%, subject to an overall cap.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text If he will review the implementation of the new state pension ages for women born in the 1950s; and if he will compensate those affected by that change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
star this property uin 902999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>During the passage of the Pensions Act 2011, the Government made a concession worth more than £1bn that benefited more than a quarter of a million women, and limited the increase in any individual’s pension age to 18 months (when compared with the previous timetables)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:23:05.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:23:05.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christine Jardine more like this