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More than a journalist

30 October 2020

Exciting news! This month I’ve got together with Chris Dell, Tara McCorquodale and Caroline Brown to launch the The Scale Partnership – Financial. We’re pooling our experience at a time when we think the industry should be talking more. Over the last four weeks, I’ve also explored how the Labour government addressed the problems with…

Auto-enrolment: the Pension Commission’s ‘big idea’

27 October 2020

The last post discussed how the Pension Commission was established by the Labour government in 2002 to review the level of occupational pension provision, as well as the level of personal pensions and other savings. Postponing retirement The Commission published its second report in November 2005 which, according to analysis by the Institute for Government,…

Rebuilding the UK’s private sector pensions

15 October 2020

In my last three blog posts I explained how the gold-standard of defined benefit pensions had turned from a useful recruiting tool into an expensive liability for private sector schemes by the start of the millennium. The culmination of these changes was a slew of closures of private sector final salary schemes. This change was…