This document contains the following information: Parliamentary Ombudsman of an investigation of a complaint about the Pensions Regulator: first report session 2010-2011.
In this report the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman outlines her decision not to uphold a complaint that the Pensions Regulator (the Regulator) failed to exercise its statutory functions properly and its discretion reasonably.
The Ombudsman investigated Mr L’s complaint that when the Regulator declined to impose a Financial Support Direction or Contribution Notice on the parent company of his former employer, he may have been prevented from receiving the level of pension he could otherwise have rightfully expected.
Since the start of this investigation the Ombudsman has received a further ten complaints about the Regulator on these matters with referrals from MPs from more than one Party. Putting this report in the public domain enables the outcome of the Ombudsman’s investigation of Mr L’s complaint to be seen openly.
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.