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.
Article published in Scotland’s Sunday Post newspaper, outlining why it is wrong to print money to buy gilts. Quantitative Easing will not revive the economy unless the money printed actually goes to the parts of the economy which need it. Meanwhile, it is damaging pensions enormously.
Article published on Daily Telegraph website explaining why Ros believes that Quantitative Easing is a huge mistake, will not work, and will make things worse.
Press Release explaining that the Bank of England’s decision to print money to buy gilts will not work, the money will either leak abroad or not get to where it is so urgently needed – and pension funds and annuity rates will be severely damaged too.
Article published in Scotland’s Sunday Post newspaper, explaining the dangers of ‘Quantitative Easing’ – the fancy name for printing money.
Press Release highlighting the dangers of ‘printing money’ in an environment where inflation is still above the Bank of England’s target.
Ros’ response to DWP Select Committee Inquiry into pensioner poverty, explaining how the credit crisis will make pensioner poverty worse and highlighting some of the injustices of current policy.