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Where now for workplace pensions?

21 Jul 2014, by in Pensions & Investment

All the signs are that so far pensions auto-enrolment, which requires people to actively opt out if they don’t want to contribute to a workplace pension, has been a great success. But I argue in a blog published over at Pensions Insight that the financial services industry is being rather unambitious in its thinking about how this can be built on…

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Pensions guidance – what about the workplace?

19 Jun 2014, by in Pensions & Investment

I have a blog post on the Pensions Insight website today looking at the debate about the guidance to be provided to pensions savers after the Government’s hit-and-run attack on the annuities market. The Government promised that those approaching retirement would receive free advice but ministers have yet to announce who will provide it and who will pay for it. I argue…

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The guidance guarantee: Reason no.346 why the Budget pensions proposals were not thought through

11 Jun 2014, by in Pensions & Investment

In the Budget the Chancellor announced that he was abolishing the requirement for Defined Contribution (DC) pension savers to turn their pensions pot into regular income though buying an annuity. He also said that from next April everybody would be entitled to a free guidance session on how to navigate their retirement options.  Everyone is…

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