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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    Pension freedoms reform called for after fears savers will run out of money

    Pension freedoms reform called for after fears savers will run out of money

    Professional Pensions carries Ros’ views that consumers need independent guidance or advice, rather than being signposted to pension provider helplines. The ABI has called for greater help for consumers, which is right, but it needs to be impartial. ( link to pdf )

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    Three quarters of savers caught in net pay anomaly are women

    Three quarters of savers caught in net pay anomaly are women

    PensionsAge magazine reports on the Written Parliamentary Question asked by Ros, whose response from Treasury shows that over 1million low earners, three quarters of whom are women, have been put into workplace Net Pay pension schemes which charge them 25% extra for their pensions than if their employer used a different scheme. ( link to pdf )

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    SNIPEF Continues Pushing for Changes to Devastating Pensions Legislation

    SNIPEF Continues Pushing for Changes to Devastating Pensions Legislation

    Scottish Business News reports on attempts by MPs to find a resolution to the injustice of good employers facing bankruptcy and destitution because they can’t afford to buy annuities for plumbers they never employed in a fully funded scheme that isn’t buying annuities. ( link to pdf )

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    My trauma over £100k bill seven years after retiring: Former prison officer hit with huge demand as pension was slashed by £1,000 a month

    My trauma over £100k bill seven years after retiring: Former prison officer hit with huge demand as pension was slashed by £1,000 a month

    Daily Mail exposes shocking treatment of pensioners told to repay thousands of pounds because their pension scheme administrator paid them the wrong amount for years. Ros is quoted saying the members should not have to pay for the mistakes made by experts. ( link to pdf )

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    Threat of frozen state pensions lifted in boost for British expats in the EU – but you must have moved there by the end of 2020

    Threat of frozen state pensions lifted in boost for British expats in the EU – but you must have moved there by the end of 2020

    ThisIsMoney website explains that the post-Brexit arrangements mean expat UK pensioners living in Europe before the end of 2020 will have their State Pensions uprated for life. ( link to pdf )

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