Pensions

  • 19 May 15
    Tackling local government pension scheme deficits should be the main focus for newly appointed local government secretary Greg Clark, according to a survey out today.
  • 1 Apr 15
    Controversial public sector pension reforms being introduced today for teachers and NHS staff still leave the schemes ‘relatively generous’ compared to the private sector, an analysis has found.
  • 27 Mar 15
    There’s little evidence to suggest that workers with defined contribution pension pots have the financial savvy to make wise choices with their money. A default automatic income plan would help...
  • 23 Mar 15
    Few will admit to the naked truth, but reforms to local government pensions have left in place a scheme that is wholly unaffordable and unsustainable.
  • 18 Mar 15
    Chancellor George Osborne has announced ahead of today’s Budget that savers who have already bought an annuity will be able to cash-in their funds for lump sums from April next year.
  • 25 Apr 14
    Annuities reform was the big ticket item in the chancellor’s ‘makers, doers and savers’ Budget, but at what cost to the public purse? PF talks to pensions minister Steve Webb about...
  • 31 Jan 14
    People who rent rather than own their own homes are more likely to opt out of workplace pensions. This provides another reason to boost homebuilding and to think through the interaction of housing...
  • 28 Nov 13
    If we’re all in this together, why are pensioners given special treatment? The government should ensure that older workers are no longer exempt from National Insurance Contributions and that pensions...
  • 18 Oct 13
    The Local Government Pension Scheme is undergoing a number of changes, including greater scrutiny of valuation assumptions. Chief finance officers need to ask the right questions to avoid any...
  • 18 Mar 13
    George Osborne's announcement that care cost and pension reforms are to be brought forward a year sounds like good news. But there's a catch

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