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Deep cuts will hurt

04 Nov 2009, by in Economics, Public services

Here’s a piece originally published in Society Guardian today: National debate has undergone a seamless change. Only a few months ago, talk was of a recession caused by a financial crash, building a greener economy less reliant on finance and dealing with unemployment. Now the public sector deficit is the big priority. It has been…

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New threats to defined benefit pensions

23 Jun 2009, by in Pensions & Investment

A new survey from Pricewaterhouse Coopers  suggests that there is to be a further round of pension scheme closures. This is what I have said about this today: “Companies are using the recession as an excuse to make savage cuts in pensions. But recessions are short term, and pensions are long term investments that can…

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