View more on these topics

Treves could stand as MP to fight for Equitable redress

Equitable Life chairman Vanni Treves has been tipped to stand as an independent MP in an attempt to force the Government to accept the ombudsman’s findings into the collapse of the life office.

Equitable policyholders are believed to be urging Treves, who will retire from the board later this year, to stand as an MP at the next general election.

Policyholders are still being denied compensation from the Government after losing money when the firm collapsed despite Parliamentary Ombudsman Ann Abraham finding the Government and regulators responsible on 10 counts of maladministration. The Government put forward proposals to make ex gratia payments to policyholders disproportionately affected by the collapse.

Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable’s early day motion calling for the Government to pay compensation to Equitable Life victims has received 300 signatures from cross-party MPs.


Applause for Aifa

Congratulations to the Association of Independent Financial Advisers for winning trade body of the year at the recent Public Affairs News awards.

Pensions - thumbnail

Research reveals surprising support for increases to AE contributions levels

One of the areas that will be high on the new minister for pensions’ to-do list will be the forthcoming review of automatic enrolment (AE). The outgoing minister had regularly said that AE contribution levels would need to be revisited early in this parliamentary term, and new research by Jelf Employee Benefits reveals employer support for such proposals.


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment