Pension Scams APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To be a forum through which parliamentarians and other stakeholders can work together to better protect the public from the perils of pension scams and secondary scammers; give scam victims a representative collective voice; signpost victims to support; and facilitate the development of preventative and supportive policy initiatives.

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Recent Documents related to Pension Scams

1. Pension Scams
13/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 8643, 13 August 2019 Pension Scams By David Hirst Contents: 1. Pension scams 2. Frequently asked questions

2. Call for Evidence
09/09/2020 - Inquiry: Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: evidence Protecting pension savers - five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams In 2015, people

3. Letter from Debbie Gupta, Director of Consumer Investments Supervision, Financial Conduct Authority, to Guy Opperman MP, regarding use of the FCA Warning List to reduce pension scams
05/10/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: RE: Use of the FCA Warning List to reduce pension scams the Department of Work and Pen some more

4. Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams
28/07/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: move from saving for retirement to using their pension savings.  

This work will be in three parts

5. Letter from Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator, to the Chair relating to Project Bloom, 13 November 2017
14/11/2017 - Inquiry: Pension freedom and choice - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: TPR™s submission to the Committee™s inquiry on pension freedoms and choice and your request for further

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Recent Speeches related to Pension Scams

1. Pension Scams
14/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: and The People’s Pension Protecting People’s Pensions: Understanding and Preventing Scams, published on - Speech Link
2: savings. We have introduced measures that assist all pension savers to understand their choices and alert them - Speech Link
3: more specific actions are taken. Tragically, some scams make the victim complicit in the crime, so they - Speech Link

2. India: Scam Call Centres
21/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: representation from older people who are worried about scams. As regards our work with India and the Indian Government - Speech Link
2: point. Given the rise in Covid-related fraud and scams in the UK, where we know unscrupulous criminals - Speech Link
3: additional £600,000 for National Trading Standards scams teams to provide call-blocking technology to vulnerable - Speech Link

3. Pension Schemes Bill [ Lords ] (Third sitting)
05/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: subsection (1), “relevant scheme” means an occupational pension scheme that is not near significant maturity and - Speech Link
2: subsection (1), “relevant scheme” means an occupational pension scheme that is not near significant maturity and - Speech Link
3: existing statutory framework for defined-benefit pension scheme funding and strengthen the enforcement powers - Speech Link

4. Online Scams
10/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the matter of protecting people from online scams.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: my constituency, I have had two cases of online scams brought to me. One gentleman thought he had purchased - Speech Link

5. Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]
07/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of pension scheme, establish pensions dashboards and tackle those who try to plunder the pension pots - Speech Link
2: that the trustees—effectively, the way in which pension funds will be used—are clear about how they can - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Pension Scams
1. Pension Credit
asked by: Stuart Anderson
04/11/2020
... what steps she is taking to encourage eligible people to apply for pension credit.

2. Pension Credit
asked by: Sarah Olney
04/11/2020
... what steps she is taking to increase the uptake of pension credit over the next five years.

3. Pension Credit
asked by: Caroline Lucas
06/11/2020
... what assessment she has made of (a) the effect of non-take up of pension credit by eligible individuals on their need for health and social care services and (b) the implications for auto-enrolment for pension credit of advances in data-matching; if she will make it her policy to commission an auto-enrolment pilot of persons eligible for pension credit; and if she will make a statement.

4. Pension Credit
asked by: Chris Law
04/11/2020
... what the rate was of successful applications for pension credit in each year from 2015 to 2019 inclusive.

5. Pension Credit
asked by: Abena Oppong-Asare
17/11/2020
... what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the Pension Credit report from Independent Age.

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4 Current APPG Officers
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Portrait
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.

Email: bob.blackman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Andy Agathangelou, Transparency Task Force, 45 Creech View, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 6SU. Tel: 07501 460 308

Email: andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

No benefits in kind are on record for the Pension Scams APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Pension Scams APPG