Independent Governance Committee
We are committed to helping our customers get the best possible outcomes at retirement and support the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) requirement to establish an Independent Governance Committee (IGC). The Scottish Widows IGC was set up in 2015.
What is the IGC?
Anna Bradley (Chair)
What does it do?
The committee’s objectives are to;
- act in members’ interests by assessing and reporting on the value for money delivered by Scottish Widows Group Personal Pensions, Group Stakeholder Pensions and investment pathway solutions for pension drawdown
- consider and report on Scottish Widows policies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, member concerns and stewardship, for policies that the IGC oversee
- publish an annual report setting out the assessment of the value for money delivered by Scottish Widows
- identify areas for improvement and make recommendations to the Scottish Widows Board
- escalate any concerns to the FCA, and bring them to the attention of customers, in the event that Scottish Widows fails to address these concerns appropriately.
You’ll find more information about our IGC, including the members of the committee, in the documents below.
Independent Governance Committee Members (PDF, 3KB)
Independent Governance Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 106KB)
Value for money
We recently reviewed the value for money some of our older style Group Personal Pensions and Group Stakeholder Pensions offer. We've looked at charges our customers and former scheme members pay, and have made improvements by reducing the effect of charges on the affected pension plans. Please visit Value for Money to find out more.
Costs and charges
The Scottish Widows Independent Governance Committee (IGC) is required by the Financial Services Authority (FCA) to provide our customers with the costs and charges of their Workplace Savings Schemes default investment option, and any wider range of available investments.