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.
Posts Tagged: Pensions
Numbers 10 and 11 say that she attacked Duncan Smith without their approval. They can prove it by removing her as Pensions Minister.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
A large part of the reason for the Chancellor backing off is the interplay between the EU referendum and Tory MPs’ views.
The ‘ask’ of the WASPI campaign is astronomically expensive, and open to legal challenge on equality grounds by men. Better to be honest about it.
The thicket of perverse incentives, uncertainty and reliefs must be sorted out.
A social justice budget from the Chancellor in March would target incentives to save on those who need them more.
While others prefer a protest march, we are on the long walk to a Greater Britain.
The Autumn Statement and Spending Review were far too interventionist.
Goodbye, Austerity Chancellor. Hello, leadership contender. The Autumn Statement was framed to please Conservative backbenchers rather than crafted to balance the books.
The Chancellor should pursue new welfare reforms focused on intergenerational fairness.
The Government finds itself boxed in by its own decisions.
These proposals recommend a single, national rate of Government pension matching contribution for money purchase schemes.