Committee to take evidence on EU Pensions Policy

12 March 2012

Monday 26 March 2012 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House at 4.30 pm

  • Association of British Insurers (ABI) – Maggie Craig, Director of Financial Conduct Regulation
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) – Neil Carberry,  Director of Employment and Skills Policy
  • European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP)  –  Matti Leppälä, Secretary General
  • National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – Joanne Segars, Chief Executive
  • Trades Union Congress (TUC) – Nicola Smith, Head, Economic and Social Affairs Department

The Work and Pensions Committee will take oral evidence from the pensions industry, and business and employee representatives on the implications for UK pensions of current EU pension policy proposals including:

  • The EC White Paper on Pensions
  • The possible application of Solvency II to pensions and reform of the Directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP)
  • EU support for member states’ efforts to ensure the adequacy of retirement income

The Committee expects to hold a further oral evidence session with the European Commission after Easter. Details will be announced in due course.

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