Number of people who have responded to DWP fact sheet about GMP indexation dated 12 August 2021

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

On the 12 August 2021 you made available "Guidance Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) and the effect of the new State Pension" on GOV.UK website.

Can you please tell me how many people have contacted the DWP by Email, or by letter to Department for Work and Pensions,Caxton House, Tothill Street,London,SW1H 9NA since the guidance appeared on GOV.UK website on 12 August 2021.

I see that Stephen Timms wrote to Peter Schofield on 25 December 2021 and more or less asked the same Question and he mentioned the DWP had received four letters.

"3. How many people have contacted DWP as a result of the factsheet,
and whether you have had enough contacts to provide a robust
evidence base for the review;"

Reply from Peter Schofield dated 18 January 2022.

background, to date we have received four letters in response to the factsheet. Two
were from people who had public service pensions and are unaffected by the change
(their GMPs are being uprated by their schemes). One was from someone who had a
“fixed rate revaluation” and would not have had their GMP uprated under the old rules
until their gross additional State Pension of £52.22 a week had been uprated by prices
annually until it exceeded their GMP of £97.92 a week. The final case concerned
someone under State Pension age whose State Pension would be £38.42 a week
higher than their position in the old system because of the transitional arrangements
which can be greatly beneficial to people who have been contracted out.

Yours faithfully,

C. Thompson

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Dear C Thompson,

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