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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West in 2018-19. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC announced that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The cost to the public purse for providing free TV licences to those aged over 75 in the North West region in 2018/19 is estimated as £52m. Unlike in previous years, in 2018/19 free TV licences for those aged 75 and over were <em>partially</em> funded by DWP as agreed at the 2015 funding settlement and leading to the BBC taking responsibility for funding and policy from June 2020. The figure of £52m is the DWP’s share only, not the total expenditure.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs and caseloads for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 years and over in Wallasey constituency and Merseyside local authority.</p><p> </p><p>The most recent figures available for parliamentary constituency and local authority are for 2017/18. Figures for 2018/19 will be available later this month.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) Wallasey constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) </strong><strong>Merseyside</strong> <strong>metropolitan county</strong></p></td><td><p>£14.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T11:18:52.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:18:52.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 National Employment Savings Trust Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on ensuring that the investment strategy for NEST remains independent. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 282209 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Nest Corporation is the Trustee of the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) pension scheme. It is a public corporation, established by the Government in 2010 to support the delivery of automatic enrolment. Nest has more than 8 million members and assets under management of over £6 billion.</p><p> </p><p>The Nest Corporation operates independently of central Government and is responsible for the day to day operation of the scheme, including its approach to investments. The Pensions Act 2008 establishes that investment decisions in the Nest pension scheme are the responsibility of the Trustee, in accordance with existing trust and pension law. This ensures that investment decisions remain independent and are made free from political pressures. Nest Corporation has sole power to invest the assets of Nest.</p><p> </p><p>Like every other Trustee, Nest Corporation has a duty to run the scheme in the best interest of its members. The Trustee of Nest produces a Statement of Investment Principles which sets out how the Trustee will invest Nest members’ money. The Statement of Investment Principles is prepared in accordance with all relevant legislation and best practice guidelines. It outlines the principles and policies governing investment decisions made by, or on behalf of, the Trustee for the management of Nest’s assets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 282210 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:14:19.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:14:19.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 National Employment Savings Trust Scheme 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, what her Department's policy is on the role of NEST trustees in making investment decisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Nest Corporation is the Trustee of the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) pension scheme. It is a public corporation, established by the Government in 2010 to support the delivery of automatic enrolment. Nest has more than 8 million members and assets under management of over £6 billion.</p><p> </p><p>The Nest Corporation operates independently of central Government and is responsible for the day to day operation of the scheme, including its approach to investments. The Pensions Act 2008 establishes that investment decisions in the Nest pension scheme are the responsibility of the Trustee, in accordance with existing trust and pension law. This ensures that investment decisions remain independent and are made free from political pressures. Nest Corporation has sole power to invest the assets of Nest.</p><p> </p><p>Like every other Trustee, Nest Corporation has a duty to run the scheme in the best interest of its members. The Trustee of Nest produces a Statement of Investment Principles which sets out how the Trustee will invest Nest members’ money. The Statement of Investment Principles is prepared in accordance with all relevant legislation and best practice guidelines. It outlines the principles and policies governing investment decisions made by, or on behalf of, the Trustee for the management of Nest’s assets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN 282209 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:14:19.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:14:19.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the publication of the master trust and GPP defaults report by Corporate Adviser magazine, whether her Department plans to reduce the protection on charges for members of occupational pension schemes used for automatic enrolment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The DWP have no such plans. The Corporate Adviser report (available on request from <a href="https://corporate-adviser.com/" target="_blank">https://corporate-adviser.com/</a>) showed that the vast majority of pension savers are in schemes are able to invest in a range of diversified assets at prices well below the automatic enrolment charge cap. Therefore I do not intend to reduce member protections.</p><p> </p><p>In my 2017 written statement HCWS249 (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-16/HCWS249/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-16/HCWS249/</a>) I committed to reviewing the level and scope of the charge cap in 2020, alongside the suitability of ‘combination charges’ (where a percentage charge on funds is combined with a charge on contribution or a flat annual fee), to see whether a change is needed to protect members.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T14:12:02.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:12:02.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy that pension schemes can already invest in funds with performance fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Private Pension schemes which are not used for automatic enrolment are free to invest in funds with performance fees.</p><p> </p><p>To protect savers who are automatically enrolled into a pension scheme and make no choice of investment fund, the Government introduced a charge cap on 6 April 2015. Performance fees have always been subject to the charge cap. However, the way that schemes used for automatic enrolment verify compliance with the charge cap limits the use of most performance fees.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year DWP consulted on proposals to extend the ways that pension schemes verify compliance with the charge cap to accommodate performance fees (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation</a>), as long as members invested over the whole year were not charged more than 0.75% of their funds under management or an equivalent combination charge.</p><p> </p><p>Our consultation met with broad support. We are considering next steps, but we do not intend to remove performance fees – in any form – from the automatic enrolment charge cap.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T14:05:10.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:05:10.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to continue to include performance fees within the pensions charge cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Performance fees of all types have been subject to the automatic enrolment charge cap since 6 April 2015, when the Charges and Governance regulations (<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/2015/879" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/2015/879</a> ) came into force.</p><p>It remains our policy that these fees should be subject to the cap. Savers who join a workplace pension scheme without choosing where to save or whether to save should not pay more than 0.75% or an equivalent combination charge over the year</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T13:53:03.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T13:53:03.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Pensions: Consumer Information more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that consumer interest is central to the development of the pensions dashboard product. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Pension dashboards are a priority for this government and ensuring they are delivered in the interest of consumers is of the upmost importance to us.</p><p> </p><p>That is why the Money and Pensions Service will convene an industry delivery group to oversee the development, delivery and governance of dashboards. On 3 June 2019, the Money and Pensions Service announced that Chris Curry from the Pensions Policy Institute will be the Principal of the industry delivery group, the most senior role within the group. As the Principal, he will identify and agree who in industry will sit on the delivery group to ensure they are best placed to deliver dashboards for the benefit of the consumer. The industry delivery group will be made up of stakeholders from across the industry, consumer groups, regulators and government.</p><p>Once the industry delivery group is up and running, what we expect to see from them in 2019 is to:</p><ul><li>create a roadmap for delivering the supporting architecture;</li><li>start to work with industry on agreeing data standards and schemes readiness to provide data and;</li><li>design a robust governance and security framework.</li></ul><p>In parallel we expect industry to start creating and testing consumer facing dashboards. This will help determine what information is necessary and show how it can be presented in a meaningful way that best meets the needs of the consumer. The industry delivery group must carefully consider how and when the first live dashboards are promoted to consumers.</p><p>We also set out in the government’s response to the consultation on pensions dashboards, the ten design principles which the industry delivery group must adhere to when designing the dashboard system to help ensure the privacy and security of individual’s data. These include that the system must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation and that the system must not include a central database.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T15:47:35.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:47:35.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Pensions: Consumer Information more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that consumers' state pension information is available on the pensions dashboard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Pension dashboards are digital interfaces that will allow individuals to see their pensions savings, including their state pension information online in one place to assist them with their retirement planning.</p><p>At Budget 2018, we committed to providing state pension information via dashboards and we are working with HM Revenue &amp; Customs to make this happen at the earliest possible opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:58:07.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:58:07.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Pensions: Consumer Information 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, whether she plans to make it compulsory for pension providers to give their data to the pensions dashboard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T12:10:50.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T12:10:50.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of auto-enrolment on charging levels in the pensions sector. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>DWP’s latest pension charges survey, published in October 2017, found that most schemes charge between 0.38 and 0.54% depending on the type of pension. This is well within the 0.75% charge cap which applies to the default fund of pension schemes used for automatic enrolment.</p><p>The October 2017 charges survey can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652086/pension-charges-survey-2016-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652086/pension-charges-survey-2016-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes.pdf</a></p><p>This matter is always kept under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:46:18.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:46:18.897Z
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