The collective intake of breath has been almost audible as the pain of public sector belt tightening begins to seep through the economy. Some £6.25bn of initial cuts - £500m of which was reinvested - have been swiftly followed by £2bn in project cancellations. But the much maligned NEST project, so far at least, remains untouched.
In fact, the National Employment Savings Trust has become something of a Voldemort of government pensions policy – he who shall not be named. And the fog of uncertainty was by no means lifted by department...
This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.
Ben Gunnee reflects on 2018 and talks about the Fiduciary Management trends to keep an eye on in 2019
Lloyds Banking Group secured 630,000 new pension customers last year, according to its 2018 annual results.
Guy Opperman has rejected calls to speed up changes to auto-enrolment (AE) despite increasing pressure to boost contribution rates and overall savings pots.