We realise you have your eyes on "the top job" and decisions made 10 years ago probably seem like a dim and distant memory. But your first days as New Labour's chancellor had a profound effect on occupational pensions - and continue to do so today.
We are sure abolishing advanced corporation tax credit seemed like the right thing to do at the time. Pension schemes were generally in surplus and many sponsors had been enjoying long contribution holidays....
The secretary of state for work and pensions has told MPs clawback and avoidance measures could be imposed for the people responsible for driving Carillion over the cliff.
Occupational pension provision has continued to grow in value, but there remains large variance in incomes across the pensioner age group, according to latest government data.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes could have an aggregate surplus by 2021 under Pension Protection Fund (PPF) projections, its strategic plan for 2018 to 2021 reveals.
Investment consultants are failing to recommend products that outperform net of fees, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said as its investigation into the market continues.