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Helen Nadin's Articles

#Budget2016 risks Right to Buy groundhog folly

16 Mar 2016, by in Society & Welfare

Today in the Budget the Chancellor once again asserted that ‘…we are the builders’. However, this hasn’t yet been borne out when it comes to housing. In the 2015 Autumn Statement, and again in the Budget, the Chancellor set out the government’s commitment to deliver 400,000 affordable housing starts by 2020-21, including 200,000 Starter Homes…

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Child benefit under attack

29 Jun 2015, by in Society & Welfare

In the past five years Child Benefit has been frozen, capped and taken away from better off families. Eroding Child Benefit, a new TUC report out today reveals that a couple with two children are already £5.95 a week worse off as a result and by the time of the next election that loss is…

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Pension schemes continue on the slippery slope of decline?

22 Apr 2013, by in Pensions & Investment

Another study has indicated why the changes the European Commission envisages would be bad news for UK defined benefit pension schemes. This time it was the preliminary results of the Qualitative Impact Assessment, recently published by EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the EC which showed the impact of proposed changes to the Institutions for Occupational Retirement…

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QE and pension schemes

15 Feb 2012, by in Pensions & Investment, Uncategorized

The Bank of England’s decision to extend quantitative easing by £50 billion (taking the total value of the QE programme to £325 billion) is welcome, providing further stimulus to our stagnating economy. Particularly in the absence of any significant Government stimulus measures, using monetary policy to prevent a second credit crunch and keep long-term borrowing…

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