Updated 15, July 2021

EMAG exists to campaign for full government compensation. Will members of EMAG please note that because of pressure of work we regret it is not possible to answer individual written enquiries.

A message to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak

Destruction of Equitable Life data – a new twist in the tale

Following the Public Accounts Committee evidence session in April, where officials from HM Treasury revealed that data which would have made further compensation payments quick and easy had been deleted by the Government, new information has emerged. In a letter to the committee following the session, the Treasury made clear that the “full data set” of records for WPAs and non-WPAs was transferred to Capita in 2017 as part of the outsourcing of ongoing WPA compensation payments to the firm. Capita is “contractually required to retain the archived historic personal and payment data of non-WPA policyholders.” Their contract runs until November and the retention of data will be reviewed when it comes up for renewal and the service is re-procured. 100% of surveyed EMAG members want their data retained. EMAG is calling on the Government to ensure that it is.

Emag.today campaign website refresh

Our main campaign website www.emag.today has had a significant refresh, with additional campaign videos and integration of EMAG's Twitter feed (which can also be viewed at twitter.com/EMAGnews). It has also been reconfigured so anyone who supports the campaign – such as family members of policyholders – can easily register their support and write to their MP. Make a visit and take action today!

APPG membership close to 300!

Membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group has now grown to 295 Members of Parliament, demonstrating the continued strength of support for EMAG's campaign for justice. It is believed to be the largest APPG in the current Parliament.You can see if your MP is a member here.

EMAG members and MPs demonstrating in Westminster.

EMAG's campaign objectives

EMAG will campaign until fair compensation is awarded to the million victims of the Equitable Life scandal.

For the majority 945,000 victims

95% of Equitable's with profits policyholders have received just 22% of the Treasury's calculation of their ‘relative losses’ without any interest paid from 2009 onwards.

With the economy at last recovering, we are campaigning for a commitment that victims will receive the missing 78% of their compensation entitlement.

For the pre–1992 WP Annuitants

We are campaigning to get MPs to insist that the 10,000 pre–September 1992 WP Annuitants are compensated on exactly the same terms as those who took their WP Annuity after that date. We view the current flat rate £5,000 as a welcome down–payment.

For the post–1992 Annuitants

For the 37,000 WP Annuitants who are receiving an alleged ‘100% of their relative losses’ we are seeking dialogue with The Prudential to see why annuity payments continue to fall every year.