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    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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    Energy price crisis is ‘Dunkirk’ emergency that needs ‘radical action’, ex-ministers say

    Energy price crisis is ‘Dunkirk’ emergency that needs ‘radical action’, ex-ministers say

    Ros and Frank Field’s Dunkirk Moment warning is quoted in the Independent with their call for the new PM to temporarily cap energy price rises at lower levels and radically reform the pricing mechanism for energy costs while also lowering inflation.

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    ‘This is a Dunkirk moment’: Freeze energy bills or cap rises at 5% this winter, BARONESS ALTMANN and LORD FIELD urge next Prime Minister

    ‘This is a Dunkirk moment’: Freeze energy bills or cap rises at 5% this winter, BARONESS ALTMANN and LORD FIELD urge next Prime Minister

    ThisIsMoney website published Ros and Frank Field’s article calling for a radical rethink of energy policy and privatisation, recommending a direct freeze on prices in order to also reduce overall inflation with many spin off benefits to the economy, households and small business.

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    Daily Express calls for ‘forgotten’ older people to be given a voice in Government

    Daily Express calls for ‘forgotten’ older people to be given a voice in Government

    Ros wrote a comment article and is also quoted by the Daily Express, calling for a dedicated joined-up approach to policies for elderly people, to ensure their needs are considered carefully by policymakers, rather than rushing headlong into digital only ‘progress’ which excludes them from society. ( link to pdf )

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    Civil servants to enjoy bumper pensions while other workers’ payouts are capped

    Civil servants to enjoy bumper pensions while other workers’ payouts are capped

    Ros was quoted in the Daily Telegraph explaining how valuable public sector pensions are and the differential between limited price indexation for private sector pensions, while unfunded public sector schemes give uncapped protection – however high cpi goes, pensions rise the same amount.

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