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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

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


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Triple Lock – a long term mechanism?

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.


Would Brexit push pension funds over the brink?

The below was first published on Prospect's EU Matters website. The scaremongering has continued on both sides of the EU Referendum debate and, as ever, it is difficult to know where the truth lies. I’ll offer an opinion on what Brexit could mean for pension funds in the short term. ...


Unions - good for your retirement

A couple of weeks ago the Office for National Statistics published a useful document on trade union density . 


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Ta-ta to pension increases?

I posted previously about British Steel/Tata and the impact their pension deficit is having on the ongoing viability of the company and its ability to find buyers.


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Defined contribution access - our flexible friend?

Treasury has published statistics on the numbers of people accessing defined contribution pots since the freedoms were implemented and how much of these savings has been taken. For fans of huge reams of statistics and annexes and analysis, the document will come as a bit of a disappointment.  In fact...