The appointment is subject to a preliminary hearing by the Work and Pensions Committee on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

Harris is currently a partner in the CMS law firm’s pension team. He is also chairman of the Investments and Defined Contribution Committee of the Pensions Law Society.

The Pensions Ombudsman is an independent body set up by law to investigate complaints about the administration of pensions. This is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Tribunal.

The role of the Pensions Ombudsman is a public appointment held by the Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. The appointment process was an open competition regulated by the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments.

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  • The Pensions Ombudsman is a staff member and the Ombudsman is entitled to an annual remuneration of £143,095, which increases annually.

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Published on July 11, 2022

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