Pensions Policy and Reform – Retirement, Savings and Annuities Archives - Ros Altmann
  • 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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    State pension: Tens of thousands of married women are being ‘short-changed’ to the tune of £100m, former pensions minister warns

    State pension: Tens of thousands of married women are being ‘short-changed’ to the tune of £100m, former pensions minister warns

    inews highlights the problem of married women who have not received the state pension they are entitled to and Ros calls for an urgent inquiry to ensure married women are not short-changed. ( link to pdf )

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    What Horrified Fund Managers, Banks & UK’s Pension Minister Said About the Bank of England’s Sudden “We Don’t Rule Out” Negative Interest Rates

    What Horrified Fund Managers, Banks & UK’s Pension Minister Said About the Bank of England’s Sudden “We Don’t Rule Out” Negative Interest Rates

    Wolf Street reports views from Ros and many fund managers about the problem of negative interest rates for pensions. ( link to pdf )

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    ‘Our pension pays just £4.61 a month’: Why insurance giants MUST release pensioners from annuity austerity by paying out lump sums

    ‘Our pension pays just £4.61 a month’: Why insurance giants MUST release pensioners from annuity austerity by paying out lump sums

    MailonLine highlights the many people who would desperately love to cash in their small annuities, instead of receiving a small sum each month for life. Ros calls for insurers to allow this but also warns that individuals need to know the risks, such as tax to pay first. ( link to pdf )

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    Six MORE elderly women were underpaid a total of £22k in state pension! DWP refuses to reveal what it’s doing to fix huge blunder which could affect many elderly savers

    Six MORE elderly women were underpaid a total of £22k in state pension! DWP refuses to reveal what it’s doing to fix huge blunder which could affect many elderly savers

    ThisIsMoney has highlighted the problem faced by many women who were underpaid their State Pension for years but are not always receiving compensation. Ros is quoted explaining that these women are often the poorest pensioners and need every penny. ( link to pdf )

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