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.
Letter published in the Financial Times explaining that unfunded public sector pensions are contracted out of the national insurance system and that this is economically nonsensical, merely allowing public sector workers and employers to pay lower national insurance and passing the costs onto future taxpayers.
Feature article written for Financial Adviser assessing the expected pension reforms to be announced in the Queen’s speech in Parliament.
Article published in Corporate Adviser magazine, discussing some of the shortcomings of the current annuity market and how ineffective the open market option is in practice.
Foreword published in aThe Pensions Report’ in October 2006, explaining the results of a the comprehensive survey of investor and provider attitudes to pension provision in the UK, highlighting that trust and confidence in pensions have been destroyed in recent years.
Article published in Parliamentary Monitor magazine explaining why the latest round of pension reforms will definitely not be the last.
Article published in aParliamentary Brief’ (Volume 10, No. 10), explaining the background to the UKs pension problems and why the latest White Paper reform proposals will not provide a sustainable solution.
Article published in Financial Adviser explaining why the Government’s White Paper pension reforms do not go far enough, leaving the system still in need of a radical overhaul.
Article published in Sunday Telegraph explaining why the Chancellor’s pensions policies could destroy our once-thriving UK pension system.
Article published in the Sunday Telegraph, explaining how the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has squandered the benefits of favourable demographic trends and is leaving the next administration to cope with the economic dangers of ademographic drag’.