James Phillips spoke to the former shadow chancellor at PBUK about how politicians must embrace the benefits of long-term policy creation through independent and cross-party thinking.
This week's top stories included BESTrustees converting into an employee ownership trust, and XPS Pensions Group publishing its full-year results.
Ed Balls has backed the idea of holding a fresh pensions commission after the minister for pensions and financial inclusion, Guy Opperman, indicated support for such a review.
Delegate places at Pensions and Benefits UK (PBUK) are filling up fast - with over 600 scheme representatives having registered for PP's flagship event so far.
Former cabinet minister Ed Balls has been announced as the keynote speaker at this year's Pensions and Benefits UK conference.