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Helen Nadin's Articles

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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Pension schemes face increased solvency stakes

24 Jan 2012, by in Pensions & Investment

In October the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published the consultation ‘Response to Call for Advice on the review of Directive 2003/41/EC: second consultation’. The consultation covered EIOPA’s draft advice to the European Commission on the review of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP – Directive 2003/41/EC). The Directive applies to occupational…

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