WhenTuesday, September 14th, 6PM - 8PM, GMT
WhereOnline symposium via Zoom.
FormatThere'll be a great line-up of speakers plus ample scope for discussion and debate.
Why you should attend
This is the second event by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pension Scams and it is taking place on Tuesday, September 14th September from 6pm to 8pm, on Zoom. All event logistics are being taken care of by the APPG’s Secretariat, the Transparency Task Force.
The Purpose Statement of the APPG on Pension Scams is:
“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.”
The event is all about the many excellent recommendations for reform that were put into the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s excellent Report on Pension Scams and also the response to it from the Government, Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator.
The overall purpose of the event is to galvanise support on what should now be done to push for the kind of positive, progressive and purposeful reforms that are still needed.
In particular, we will be shining a light on the inappropriately punitive way that HMRC treats pension scam victims; this is a major problem that has caused intolerable levels of harm and anxiety that needs to be resolved
Here's the programme and timings so far...
Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; by
Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Pension Scams; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services; Chair of the Violation Tracker UK Advisory Board, Policy Adviser to Parrhesia, the Whistleblower Research Charity
Presentation #1, for 5 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Belle Ribeiro-Addy MP
Labour MP for Streatham
Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Stephen Timms MP
Chair, Work and Pensions Select Committee
Presentation #3, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Ruth Jones MP
Member of the APPG on Pension Scams
Presentation #4, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Non-executive Member of the Phoenix Group with Profits Committees and the ReAssure Fairness Committee
Non-executive Director of XPS Pension Group plc
Presentation #5, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Chairman, Pensions Administration Standards and Victim of the Ark Pensions Scandal
Presentation #6, for 5 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Accredited Professional Trustee, Dalriada Trustees
The “Just a minute”-round
Inspired by the BBC Radio 4 programme, we have asked a selection of our attendees to spend just a minute sharing their thoughts on what has been covered during the symposium. But unlike the Radio 4 programme our speakers won’t be penalised for hesitation, repetition or deviation!
Head of Pensions and Savings, Interactive Investor
Leader of the Connaught Action Group
– Others to be added –
General discussion and debate, 15 minutes
Final conclusions; and suggested next steps and close to the formal proceedings.
*The programme will continuously evolve so is subject to change.