Independent Commission on Equitable Life Payments

The Independent Commission on Equitable Life Payments was set up by the Government to:

  • recommend how best to fairly allocate funds provided for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme in the first three years of the Spending Review to those persons found to have suffered relative losses as a result of accepted Government maladministration, excepting with-profits annuitants and their estates; and
  • advise on any groups/classes of persons that should be paid as a priority with regard to the timing of payments, again excepting with-profits annuitants and their estates.

It was asked to provide its final advice to the Government by the end of January 2011.

What’s new

26 January 2011

The Commission’s Advice to the Government has been published. This completes the work of the Commission.

The Government has accepted all of the principles recommended by the Commission.

Policyholders do not need to do anything at this stage. The Government will now build the Commission’s recommendations into a detailed scheme design document and present this to Parliament for review in the spring. Once the design has been reviewed, the Government should be able to provide policyholders with further information about the Payments Scheme.

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