jeudi 6 novembre 2014

Derek Bateman: Darling’s Pension Scandal

Darling’s Pension Scandal
by Derek Bateman (4 Nov 2014)

As we bid farewell to Alistair Darling it is worth revisiting one of the more unedifying roles he played in British life.

Little mentioned now by the media is the pensions scandal which left thousands of workers without the pension they expected and to which they had contributed throughout their working life – simply because their employer had gone out of business.

As Work and Pensions Secretary and later as Chancellor Darling played a key role in how this was handled.