Press Release commenting on recently announced delay to implementation of personal accounts, calling for a radical rethink because personal accounts are more likely to make pension provision worse, rather than better.
Feature article for Financial Adviser outlining Ros’ view that personal accounts are more likely to make pension provision worse, as employers cut back from existing contributions and means testing makes pensions unsuitable for the target group of low earners.
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.
Press Release critiquing the Governments report which claims to show that saving in personal accounts will make almost everyone better off. Ros suggests the conclusions are misleading, ignore the employer contribution, are highly dependent on over-optimistic assumptions and that the report does not stand up to proper scrutiny.
Article published by Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) giving Ros’ views on why generic advice for personal accounts will not work, but it could be very helpful for annuities.
Ros outlines why she believes introduction of personal accounts is likely to worsen pension provision in the UK and could prove very dangerous.
Letter published in Financial Times explaining why the proposed Personal Accounts pension reforms are dangerous for lower earners and the interaction with means testing must be properly addressed now.
Feature explaining why Ros thinks the proposed personal accounts should not be introduced and that they are likely to worsen pension provision in the UK – and also may lead to pensions being bought by those for whom they are not suitable.
Exchange of letters in Daily Telegraph warning that the lack of proper consumer protection for the new personal accounts poses real dangers for future disasters and claims for mis-selling that may lead to another scandal.