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Plumbing Pensions UK Limited

FOI reference - FOI 2018-05-01
Date - 01/05/2018

Request

Please can you disclose when Plumbing Pensions (PP) first requested clarification from TPR about the application of 75 of the Pensions Act 1995 (as subsequently amended) to the Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme as a multi-employer plan?

Response

I can confirm that we hold the information you have requested. However, under section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will see that information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant by means other than a freedom of information request is classed as exempt information.

The House of Commons Briefing Paper CBP-7684 states the following:

'Since the legislation changed in 2005, the Trustee has been in communication with the Pensions Regulator....about the challenges the Scheme has in applying the legislation” (page 13, section 4.2).'

In the spirit of Freedom of Information and transparency we would also like to add that our research indicates this date can be narrowed to November 2005.