Press Release asking how it can be right that bankers’ pensions are 100% underwritten by taxpayers, while Government has always said taxpayers could not ‘afford’ to restore pension victims pensions in full, despite Parliamentary Ombudsman, High Court and Court of Appeal verdicts.
Ros expresses her concerns about damaging conflicts of interest at the heart of Government policy for dealing with the banks. Incentivising RBS management to get share price up cannot be good for social objectives of wider lending.
Letter published in Financial Times calling for an urgent end to quantitative easing now that deflation dangers have gone.
Op-ed published in Yorkshire Post explaining why the pensions crisis is likely to be worse than the credit crisis and lamenting the measures announced in the UK 2009 Budget which did not address the problems.
Press Release explaining why the Bank of England’s latest announcement about extending Quantitative Easing further is misguided and dangerous. Such short term thinking is not in our interests and the sums involved as more than the entire annual revenue from council tax and national insurance!
Article published in Scotland’s Sunday Post newspaper, explaining how the recent budget measures were a missed opportunity to sort out our pensions crisis and will not deal with the problems. Could this be because policymakers do not have to worry about pensions themselves?
Comment piece published in Sunday Telegraph explaining the inadequacies of the 2009 Budget’s pension measures and the risks that millions will face an impoverished old age
Ros gives an overview of the measures announced in the Spring 2009 UK Budget, as they relate to pensions.
Daily Telegraph ‘Fundamentalist View’ Column explaining Ros’ view that deflation is a myth and we are heading for a big inflation problem which will hurt corporate bonds as well as fixed interest gilts, with investors needing inflation protection.
Op-ed published in Yorkshire Post explaining the dangers of employers cutting pension contributions and the Government’s personal accounts encouraging further cutbacks in future. This is a pay cut today, will be a pension cut tomorrow and will mean delayed retirement or pensioner poverty in future.