Regulator reboots fraud-tackling programme Project Bloom

Regulator reboots fraud-tackling programme Project Bloom

The Pensions Regulator has announced it has introduced a new structure for its pension fraud tackling programme, Project Bloom.

The changes place the Project Bloom strategy group at the head of its operations, with intelligence and operations, communications and measurement-making groups sitting underneath.

The project is also now linked to the Pension Liberation Industry Group.

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TPR manager Mike Broomfield, speaking at the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes conference in London today (21 September), said: "What we really want to do this time round - it's been very TPR-based production - is speak with one voice.

"We will look at different ways to reach the public this time round," he said, adding: "We will review some of the outcomes in April next year."

Elsewhere, in response to a question on cold calling from a member of the audience, Mr Broomfield said: "We've looked at [it], I'll drop the name of First Review because it was the subject of a Panorama documentary very recently, we are working with the Information Commissioner's office so they are part of [Project] Bloom to see what we can do on that subject matter."

Launched in July 2015, Project Bloom is a multi-agency task force run by TPR, the Department for Work and Pensions and The Pensions Advisory Service.