The Labour party will work to ensure the fallout from Brexit does not undermine the sustainability of the UK's economy and pensions system according to Angela Rayner.
Speaking at Pensions and Benefits UK 2016 on 28 June, the former shadow pensions minister observed the economy is "teetering in the balance" and the country is at a "crossroad".
Rayner (pictured above), who has stepped down from the role to become shadow women's and equality minister in a testing time for the party, said vulnerable people should not lose out from Brexit.
She said: "We are in serious times. We need to get into a good place as we know our economy is teetering in the balance. Ordinary people in this country should not pay the price for politicians and those at the top of the market.
"I am going nowhere and part of the job is securing their futures [the people most affected by Brexit]. Pensions and an economy based around fairness are crucial for that."
Brexit throws up a host of questions for the future of pensions, she added: "Are we already seeing the stage where retirement might not be an option? Should that be the case in a great economy? What does that mean for the state? Are we saying as a society we will leave them [the poorest] on their own in poverty?"
The pensions industry also has to increase transparency, cut jargon and boost the amount of advice available to people, she continued.
In other moves in the shadow cabinet, Debbie Abrahams has been promoted to shadow work and pensions secretary following a series of resignations and promotions.
She replaces Owen Smith who resigned yesterday after being in the role since September 2015.
The MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth was formerly shadow minister for disabled people. She has represented the constituency since her by-election victory in January 2011.
PMI president Lesley Alexander and the institute's immediate past-president Lesley Carline talk about the challenges of Covid-19 and the opportunities and challenges the industry faces in the future.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has announced global consultant Deloitte as its expert knowledge provider for data.
This week’s top stories included further support for an overhaul of the pension tax regime, while the Treasury confirmed the Retail Prices Index will be reformed by 2030.
XPS Pensions posted a 9% increase in revenues during the six months to 30 September – a rise driven by a number of large client wins.
Here they are - the winners of the 3rd annual Women in Pensions Awards...