The sweeping breadth of reform being championed by Conservative MPs is now so commonplace that it is hardly remarked upon in the newspapers.
Posts Tagged: Pensions and retirement
From November 2018, the state pension age should be increased two months every quarter.
This view is based upon cashflow, not nebulous concepts such as funding ratios, But the operational inefficiency of the scheme could be addressed in three simple steps.
And much of the £54 billion used to encourage saving is taken by the pensions industry
The average pension pot in the UK will generate just £1,300 of income per year in retirement.
£21 million was spent on winter fuel payments for Britons living abroad, including in countries such as Spain, last year. That’s a 64 per cent increase on the previous year.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. The formidable Conservative backbench support for transferable tax allowances shows how crucial marriage is… Read more »
We don’t normally start ToryDiary posts by highlighting the words of a Labour frontbencher. That stuff’s generally reserved for LeftWatch. But there was… Read more »
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter George Osborne is getting a very similar message from his Conservative and Liberal Democrat… Read more »
Tories and Lib Dems agree on capping costs of long-term care. No elderly person will have to sell their homes in order to meet care bills.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter "From April this year, no one will have to sell their home to fund… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Not so long ago, people were both more free and more orderly. For example,… Read more »
The Sunday papers offer Autumn Statement hints: a small benefits increase, a raid on wealthy pensions and more fracking
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. 1pm update: On the Andrew Marr programme this morning, George Osborne said: "I’m very… Read more »
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Making an argument that was also made on ConHome's Deep End on Friday, Iain… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Last week, the Duke of Westminster retired from his position as Deputy Commander Army… Read more »
Iain Duncan Smith prepares to cut winter fuel payments – by temperature-testing them. Why not means-test them?
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Iain Duncan Smith has found an interesting way to trim spending on winter fuel… Read more »