Ros comments on latest Bank of England figures showing £23bn was taken out of long-term savings in the past year, partly driven by Funding for Lending’s impact on saving rates
Ros Altmann is one of the judges in the inaugural National Council of Women ‘Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice’ competition, 2013. She tells us about some of the challenges she has faced as a woman working in finance and what she is looking for in the essays.
The Guardian’s ‘Ripped off Britons’ cartoon section used Ros’ views on consultancy charging to highlight the problems faced by workers forcibly paying for advice to their employers, from unregulated unqualified ‘consultants’. She calls for the Government to stop or cap the charges.
Ros wrote an article for the Times newspaper explaining why radical state pension reform is essential and how unrealistic expectations have been allowed to develop which have hindered pension provision. She explains that many people think pensions work like magic, but there is no magic money tree for people in retirement
Article published in the The Times newspaper where Ros explains why people need to get real about pension thinking and recognise the reality that as life expectancy has increased, pensions will not appear by magic. The state can pay a minimum and the rest is up to you.
Ros explains that the Chancellor needs to make some urgent reforms to help savers and boost growth in his Autumn Statement.
Ros published a response to Bank of England conclusions that its policies have not damaged the economy or pensions.
Press Release commenting on latest figures showing pension contributions and coverage falling sharply and ISAs more popular.
Press Release responding to appearances by Steve Webb, Pensions Minister, at Fringe Events at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference where he said changes to State Pension Age ‘must be fair’. Ros explains better and fairer ways for the current Pensions Bill.
Ros comments on the disappointment that National Savings has withdrawn its inflation-linked savings certificates (and its fixed savings certificates) which were the best way for savers to protect themselves, tax free, against inflation.