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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

From a communication with the ONS, they are clear that you hold some information relating to the pension liabilities hidden off the government accounts.

This relates to a paper by David Hobbs, published on the 27 April 2012

These liabilities were paid for by the DWP, and an actuary calculated the liabilities for you.

Please supply that report.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

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Dear Nick Leaton,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 10th
March.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Following up my request for information on the state's pension liabilities that you are so keen to hide. You claim you have no data for 2010.

"A broader picture of the public sector balance sheet: State pension and other other pension obligations - An update at April 2012" is a paper published by the ONS.

The ONS state that you, the DWP did the calculations or paid for the calculations by an actuary.

1. Hobbs (2010), available at: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/psa/wider-measure...
july-2010/wider-measures-of-public-sector-debt.pdf
2. Hobbs (2010b), available at: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/psa/wider-measure...
september-2010--update-/wider-measures-of-public-sector-debt.pdf

Are all referenced by this paper, and all relate to 2010.

You have in the past supplied 1% samples of the data to me, without cost, so cost is not an issue. The reason you brought up costs is that you want to hide the liabilities off the books. 2005, the estimated debts were over 1.3 trillion. 2015, they hit 7.6 trillion. That's a 17.5% annual rate of increase. We are looking at 14 trillion today, and that includes your pension. £550,000 per tax payer with a £90,000 annual rate of increase. For you personally that means you won't get your civil service pension.

So its clear you hold the data, and its clear why you are being obstructive in hiding the data.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

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