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  • ROS ALTMANN

    Ros is a leading authority on later life issues, including pensions,
    social care and retirement policy. Numerous major awards have recognised
    her work to demystify finance and make pensions work better for people.
    She was the UK Pensions Minister from 2015 – 16 and is a member
    of the House of Lords where she sits as Baroness Altmann of Tottenham.

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    Sharp rise in Tesco pension deficit requires sensitive handling

    Sharp rise in Tesco pension deficit requires sensitive handling

    Ros comments on recent reports that Tesco pension deficit has risen sharply, and explains that this is partly due to ultra-low bond yields that have resulted from QE. The Pensions Regulator needs to balance the long term interests of the pension scheme and the short-term interests of the business when deciding on deficit repair contribution demands

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    IFS study is a wake up call for saving and working longer

    IFS study is a wake up call for saving and working longer

    Ros comments on the IFS study which suggests people born in the 1960s and 2006s are worse off than previous generations at that age. She points out that the IFS says these cohorts did have higher earnings in their early adult years but chose to spend rather than save their money. This means they may need to work longer to make up for longer lives and lower saving.

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    Raising state pension age is not penalty on the young but an opportunity for a better later life

    Raising state pension age is not penalty on the young but an opportunity for a better later life

    Ros comments on the news that the Government wants to accelerate the rise in state pension ages for younger generations. She explains that this is inevitable as life expectancy rises and that this is not a penalty on the young but an opportunity to embrace a whole new phase of life that previous generations could not have enjoyed, with part time work following a full time career.

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