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.

  • Ros Altmann

    Ros Altmann

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    Call for evidence offers opportunity to end pension inequality for low income workers

    Call for evidence offers opportunity to end pension inequality for low income workers

    Ros is quoted by website politics.co.uk welcoming the Government’s consultation on reforms to pensions tax relief that could help remove the injustice of forcing the lowest earners to pay an extra 25% for their pensions than they need to. ( link to pdf )

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    Women’s pensions lost in the post: Thousands missing out on retirement cash after vital letters were sent to their HUSBANDS instead

    Women’s pensions lost in the post: Thousands missing out on retirement cash after vital letters were sent to their HUSBANDS instead

    ThisIsMoney highlights problems for older women, who were not given a fair chance to claim on their husband’s pension as they were not properly notified that they needed to do so. DWP wrote to the husband but not the wife, at the time she needed to claim. ( link to pdf )

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    Peers vote for separate regulatory approach to open DB schemes

    Peers vote for separate regulatory approach to open DB schemes

    Ros is quoted by IPE pensions magazine, explaining the importance of having a separate funding regime for open defined benefit pension schemes, rather than forcing closed and open schemes to all chase top quality bonds (which don’t actually match their liabilities anyway and entail much higher costs for employers and members). ( link to pdf )

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