I’ve seen enough manifestos, heard enough politicians’ speeches and pored over enough announcements and consultations to unfortunately have to adopt a cynical approach. It usually transpires that any announcement needs to be clarified by a series of further questions – for who, by when, how or for what purpose?
Jeremy Corbyn has raised the issue of life expectancy and been pilloried for daring to suggest that, on average, this is reducing.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has recently published the latest in their missives on what to do about Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes to "solve the crisis".
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know." ...
2012 was a landmark year in widening the scope of pension provision through Automatic Enrolment to workplace pensions.
In the 1989 reworking of Batman, Jack Nicholson’s Joker rained the streets of Gotham City with dollar bills, and belted out the immortal lines:
A pensions blog written back in June before the Referendum in June, outlined some possible ramifications for defined benefit pension schemes if there was a vote to leave the EU.
You'd think the new State Pension introduced in April would give us some certainty about the future of state pensions, and chance for a breather.