This page has links to recent additions at the top. There are also
relevant links on the links page.
the Turner Report
2005 AMIPP letter to MPs
Opinion - Your Action Requested 23 November 2004
Letter to MPs
19 November 2004
Some debate in the Lords
Feb 12 2004. For those who want more detail
on the Pensions Bill than newspapers provide, here are some links:
The full text.
A Q&A about the Pensions Protection Fund.
A Q&A about the Pensions Regulator.
A Q&A about taking the State Pension later.
A visit to the Pensions
response from the Department of Work and Pensions.
3rd Nov 2003
to the House of Commons Select Committee on Work and Pensions. Jul
This response shows the
Government batting away the softball questions the Committee (with its
Labour majority) posed. Paragraphs 63-65 fit with the tone -
having spent what most people consider more years than necessary in
bringing forward proposals, the Government now proposes denying MPs time
to scrutinise new legislation on the grounds that the need for action is
Letter to MPs - In the light of "Action on
Occupational Pensions". 1 July 2003
Occupational Pensions" - the latest from the government. June
How to access
your MP Jan 2003
A letter AMIPP has
sent to some MPs. Jan 2003
the complaints about IBM are with the Pensions Ombudsman it is not
appropriate for MPs to comment on their detail. Here is a
typical reply on those lines. Some have
taken an interest in the IBM affair at a general level and in the
administration of the complaints. See the letter from
Sandra Gidley and the View from
At a level which covers all occupational
schemes, not just IBM's, many MPs have an interest. We know of
three activities - the activity centred on Steve
Webb, another all-party group
chaired by John Butterfill MP and the efforts of Frank Field MP.
These MPs aim to influence the development of policy via select
committees and government contacts.
The actual proposal of new pensions regulations is part of the work of
the Department of Work and Pensions. The DWP does this with
consultation on potential regulations at all the stages before they are
presented to the Commons.
(April 2002) consultations are consolidated into the Pickering Review. see newsletter 9
AMIPP has made a written
submission to that review.