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ScotEq&#39s Craig to join DWP review

Scottish Equitable pensions development manager Margaret Craig is being seconded to the Department for Work and Pensions to work with the Pickering review team.

Craig will work for three days a week as part of the review, which aims to simplify pension legislation. It is being led by former National Association of Pension Funds chairman Alan Pickering.

Craig will maintain her duties at ScotEq but has been replaced on the remaining pension roadshows by IFA training manager Peter Williams.

The review aims to cut the amount of red tape surrounding pensions and it is understood that pensions for the self-employed and contracting out are high on the agenda. The review is due to report in July.

Craig says: “From speaking to both the team at the DWP and Alan Pickering, I get a real sense of wanting to make a difference, which is one of the reasons I am pleased to be involved.”

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