Photographer, Steve Webb, submitted this bird’s eye view photo to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. While in Florence, Italy, he captured this shot of people walking down below in the rain with their opened umbrellas… 86 more words
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The Treasury should be renamed the office of pension irresponsibility.
It wants to milk pensions as the “new banks” and is acting as the political wing of the housing market. 915 more words
Amidst the back slapping as we pass 5m auto-enrolled into workplace pensions you hear little rejoicing from financial advisers. The majority we speak to are avoiding auto-enrolment for one reason- they can’t get paid for what they do. 657 more words
The next General Election in the UK is scheduled for 7 May 2015. That date can’t come soon enough, bringing a little respite (if only temporarily) from what seems to be some sort of popularity contest between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Pensions Minister. 267 more words
As the election season is in full swing, some reflections on the ideological conflict inherent in the pension changes in the air for 2015.
From April, we will see the abolition of compulsory annuity purchase and, with it, the introduction of a regime bringing individualism, flexibility and freedom of choice to a whole new level. 410 more words