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PAC chairman wants pension reassurance


The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has rubbished a claim that he compromised his position by speaking out on pensions.

Last week, MHK Alf Cannan accused government of failing to bring in radical reforms to address the Island's National Insurance fund which is forecast to start collapsing in around 20 years time, jeopardising state pensions and benefits.

The head of the Island’s Cabinet Office, Chris Robertshaw, says Mr Cannan has pre-judged an important issue and described his comments as an 'astonishing outburst'.

However, Mr Cannan – who also questioned spending three-quarters of a million pounds on consultants to advise government on the issue - says his conduct is totally acceptable.


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