Opinion

Editor’s view: Webb has annuities in his sights

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 13:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Creating smiles for all will be a big job, says Helen Morrissey.

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Comment: Pensions is the new rock ‘n’ roll

Speaking at the NAPF Annual Conference yesterday, Bob Geldof, explained to delegates why, after 40 years in rock ‘n’ roll, he had landed up speaking to a bunch of pension geeks.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: Why a pension cashpoint is not around the corner

Henry Tapper explains why George Osborne’s attempts to ‘sex up’ pensions flexibilities as a ‘Pensions Bank’ are wrong and confusing.

Professional Pensions | 15 Oct 2014 | 12:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Other Opinion Articles

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Annuities: If it is broke, fix it

The ‘freedom and choice’ introduced in the last Budget was a smart move with the electorate.

Professional Pensions | 14 Oct 2014 | 13:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Megatrends and long-term investing

Raj Mody discusses how investment portfolios should reflect a changing world

Professional Pensions | 09 Oct 2014 | 13:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Boris was wrong to lay into 'old Doobury' scheme managers

PP editor Helen Morrissey says the London Mayor's criticism of public sector schemes was unfair.

Professional Pensions | 07 Oct 2014 | 13:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Put pensioners before providers

David Weeks says guidance must serve savers, not the industry.

Professional Pensions | 02 Oct 2014 | 13:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Older employees are being forced to work longer than they should

PP editor Helen Morrissey says many simply can't afford to retire.

Professional Pensions | 02 Oct 2014 | 13:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Give members a choice on altruistic MNTs

Natasha Browne says member-nominated trustees should continue to play a role.

Professional Pensions | 30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Leader: AE – credit where credit is due

The industry is panicked by all the reforms unleashed in the Budget 2014, but AE is well under way. This is one area in which it can sit back and rest assured it has done enough to make the initiative work.

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Leader: Will we be happy in retirement?

Everybody will be happy in the future!” proclaimed the pensions minister last week at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). Steve Webb has faith that auto-enrolment and the triple-locked state pension “will ride like the cavalry to the rescue” to ensure retirees’ incomes stay sufficient.

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Editor's View: Yes or No – goodbye status quo

Helen Morrissey says change is coming regardless of which way the Scottish referendum vote goes

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Guest comment: Now the real devolution debate starts

Malcolm Paul says difficult questions will remain, whichever way Scotland votes

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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