Edwin Coe is assisting the Deprived Pensioners Association to challenge the discriminatory nature of the pensions compensation legislation that excludes many thousands from receiving any compensatory uplift to their pension for inflation from the Pension Protection Fund.
Para 28 of Schedule 7 to the Pensions Act 2004 provides that compensation paid by the PPF shall not be subject to any annual increase for service completed before 6 April 1997. Even after that it is subject to very small increases each year far below the rate of inflation.
The DPA asserts that the absence of any increase discriminates against older pensioners by effect and seek to challenge the legislation under the Human Rights Act and retained EU legislation.
For further information, please visit the DPA campaign website at deprivedpensioners.org.