Tag Archives: Ros Altmann

How will history remember the Pension Schemes Act 2021?

  The Pension Schemes Bill received Royal Assent last week and is now enacted. Though assent is a formality, it draws the line in the sand. “What is changing”  is now “what has changed” and the work of Guy Opperman … Continue reading

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IGCs should take providers to task over the MaPS “price comparison” site

  Jo Cumbo and the FT are road testing the Government’s new pensions comparison site which helps people select a later life provider to pay them their money back via the four investment pathways. The worry for Jo and it’s … Continue reading

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Action is urgently needed on the net pay pension issue

  Call to action Action is required to address a systematic unfairness in the tax system that is disadvantaging many low earners saving for their retirement. 1.7m low earners are potentially affected by this, many of them women, and  it … Continue reading

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Sharon Bowles has thrown the Minister a lifeline, he should grab it with both hands.

  The DWP is in an awkward spot over the funding of defined benefit pensions. The 130 responses to its regulator’s consultation paper are likely to be making uncomfortable reading to those scrutinizing them in Brighton and the Pensions Minister … Continue reading

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CDC through but Nov 5th may see fireworks for Pension Schemes Bill

CDC sails through Today the Pension Schemes Bill will continue its reading in committee stage in the House of Commons. In sharp contrast to  by its last outing in the Lords, we saw no fireworks- and certainly not the conflagration … Continue reading

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Are John and Norma right – are we facing the end of mass-retirement?

@JosephineCumbo could you pls explain why “open” DB schemes are less risky than closed schemes, and should therefore be subject to weaker funding requirements? “Josephine Cumbo: Open and closed case @@corpadviser https://t.co/u3loRiZxB6 — John Ralfe (@JohnRalfe1) October 30, 2020 The … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann on Pension Stripping (and much more)

I have resisted commenting so far, but feel that, having been at the helm of the ‘Stripped of our Pensions’ campaign to get Government to compensate people who lost their entire pension after a lifetime of contributions and successive official … Continue reading

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Prem Sikka’s peerage – its value to accounting , governance and pensions

Prem Sikka, too, is an appointment to be welcomed as strengthening the Lords pensions team. Read his monograph from 2006, “Pensions crisis a failure of public policymaking”, https://t.co/xBHu7dgVKJ. Chapter 2: THE PENSIONS CRISIS: FACT AND FICTION explains the valuation and… … Continue reading

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Lock down or look up?

I recently published a blog suggesting that the approach Sweden has taken to managing the pandemic delivers a start warning to Britain.  Today I publish comment on the blog from two people whose views I value. Both see Sweden’s response … Continue reading

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Who’s protecting pensions from the impact of COVID?

This is a very real and important question as the priorities of Government tend to be protect jobs and the businesses that create job over the incomes of those who have left the labor market. The key performance indicators of … Continue reading

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