Pension schemes

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 9 Ionawr 2018.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Llafur, Liverpool, Walton 2:15, 9 Ionawr 2018

My hon. Friend is making an excellent contribution. Pensions are incredibly complex; I am sure that most of us would be happy to admit that we do not have any great understanding of their workings. When we speak to our constituents, we hear that this is about confidence. Many people choosing between taking money home and investing money for the future—we look at this money as deferred wages—do not have confidence in the system because it is not transparent. Anything that we can do, through the amendment, to make the Government act sooner and not engage in more consultations on what is a rather obvious solution, which is to open up the industry to scrutiny and to give greater understanding to our constituents of how their pensions are invested, is a good thing. We ask the Government to agree to this amendment, so that we can get there quicker.