Pension Scams APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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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 the Chair to Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator, relating to Project Bloom, 24 October 2017
14/11/2017 - Inquiry: Pension freedom and choice - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: Regulator's submission to the Committee inquiry on Pension freedoms. TPR's written evidence makes mention

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

Latest Documents
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. Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018
28/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: UK, their largest financial asset will be their pension, which unfortunately makes pensions an attractive - Speech Link
2: firms in cold-calling individuals regarding their pension schemes. The Explanatory Memorandum was clear and - Speech Link

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Pension Scams
1. Pension Wise
asked by: Neil Coyle
09/06/2020
... what recent estimate she has made of the number of people using the Pension Wise guidance service prior to accessing their pension savings.

2. Pension Wise
asked by: Neil Coyle
09/06/2020
... what recent discussions she has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on when the provisions under he Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 on usage of Pension Wise guidance will be implemented.

3. Pension Credit
asked by: Jo Stevens
07/07/2020
... how many people who were advised by the Government to shield in March 2020 were in receipt of pension credit.

4. Pension Credit
asked by: John Nicolson
24/03/2020
... what plans her Department has to measure the effectiveness of the 12-week awareness campaign on Pension Credit take-up that started on 12 February 2020.

5. Pension Wise
asked by: Christian Wakeford
26/10/2020
... in the context of the findings of the Money and Pension Service’s stronger nudge trials.

Latest Questions
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