The present accounting rate is wrong, and the Government should intervene if necessary to ensure that it is put right.
Posts Tagged: Pensions and retirement
James Cartlidge: The triple lock. The NHS. The aid budget. If there’s to be a snap election, we’ll need a new manifesto
And on Brexit, as one who campaigned for In, I say we should get on with it, and avoid the one outcome that is infinitely less preferable to Leave or Remain: limbo.
Our failure to fully reimburse policyholders for their losses is undermining faith in our pensions and regulation system.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.
A new project to hold the Government to account in honouring its pledge that “Brexit means Brexit”.
Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
Either, first, he wasn’t quite telling the truth. Or, second, he was willing to wreak the very damage on pensioners’ incomes of which he now warns.
If in retirement, having paid their dues, they wish to join friends or family in another country, why should they not be able to take their pensions with them?
The clamour about last week’s elections and June’s EU referendum is obscuring the deep problems that the Government and the country face.
I am an optimist: I believe that we respond more immediately and sympathetically to appeals to the needs of future generation than almost any other political argument
Economic inactivity rates have declined in recent years – particularly among those who might otherwise have retired early.
The PIP row and IDS’s resignation. Almost two out of three party member respondents to our survey blame Osborne.
About one in six say that the former Work and Pensions Secretary is more at fault.
George Osborne: Four radical reforms which show what this modern, compassionate Conservative Government is all about
The New National Living Wage comes into effect today. And over the next seven days, we will deliver tax cuts, help for savers and the single-tier state pension.
Howard Flight: We simply cannot afford to carry on protecting spending on welfare, the NHS and schools
The Budget ducked the hard choices that need to be made.
The notion of long years of post-career idleness is an artefact of a clumsy system. We are living and active for longer, and provision for our dotage must adapt.