Publishing investigation outcomes

Under sections 151(6) of The Pension Schemes Act 1993 if the Pensions Ombudsman considers it appropriate to do so in any particular case, he may publish in such form and manner as he thinks fit a report of any investigation under this Part and of the result of that investigation.

Under section 151(7) of the Act, for the purposes of the law of defamation, the publication of any matter by the Pensions Ombudsman (a) in submitting or publishing a report under section 145(6) or subsection (6) of this section (aa) in disclosing any information under section 149(5) or (b) in sending to any person a statement under subsection (1) or a direction under subsection (2), shall be absolutely privileged.