Tag Archives: Pensions

Labour should argue for an ISA cap

Ed Balls ncj

The ISA is a tax break for the prosperous/rich right now, but with the loss to a future chancellor in 20 or 30 years time.

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‘Abolish the state pension’: meet UKIP’s new economics spokesperson

Nigel Farage 1j

The proposal has been dismissed as “incoherent” and “bizarre” by pensions experts.

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We need ambitious pension reform – and collective’s the way to do it

With less than half of the population saving enough for a decent income in retirement, we’ve got a living standards crisis on the cards.

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Means-testing pensioner entitlements: good economics, bad politics

Taking away the entitlements of wealthy pensioners may be good economics, but it would be incredibly risky for the Tory party.

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The government is cutting firefighter pensions by the back door

The government is trying to force firefighters to work longer and pay more into their pensions.

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In adopting a pension cap the government has done a spectacular u-turn

Deeper market intervention is needed to deliver pensions people can trust and a real solution to the cost of living crisis to which high pension charges are contributing.

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The government must finish the pension revolution which Labour began

The UK is in the midst of an occupational pensions revolution as 10 million people are automatically enrolled in a workplace pension for the first time.

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Pensions – an unfinished revolution

Before Mrs Thatcher destroyed Britain’s post-war pension consensus, Beveridge had given us a decent state pension that kept up with earnings, and Barbara Castle had added an earnings related state pension (SERPS) to those whose employers did not provide a decent workplace pension on top.

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Budget 2013: Osborne’s hidden borrowing pays for tax sweeteners

When we assess the Osborne borrowing record, let’s be clear that it’s not just headline borrowing that is much higher than he promised a couple of years ago. Buried in today’s budget is also the hidden borrowing of future pension promises where he’s already spent some of the money designed to pay for them.

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Interested in ethical investment? You might want to read this…

How do we build a fairer and more sustainable economy? Part of the answer lies with the money we invest in pensions, ISAs and investment funds.

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