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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

Prospect's pensions officers blog about the issues that exercise their minds.

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Defined Benefit Pensions - collectively agreed changes to accrued rights?

Prospect has just responded to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on Security and Sustainability of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

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Government help for the Bank of Mum and Dad?

If all the support that parents gave their children in getting on the property ladder was added together, the "Bank of Mum and Dad" (let's call it BoMaD) would be equivalent to the ninth biggest property lender in the country.

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Election manifestos – the devil in the detail

I’ve seen enough manifestos, heard enough politicians’ speeches and pored over enough announcements and consultations to unfortunately have to adopt a cynical approach.


General election 2017 and pension tax relief

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a Chancellor with a hole in his fiscal plans must be thinking of a raid on pension tax relief.

Limitation of life expectancy forecasts

Jeremy Corbyn has raised the issue of life expectancy and been pilloried for daring to suggest that, on average, this is reducing.