Press Release outlining Ros’s initial reactions to the Pensions Commission reform proposals, offering broad support, but expressing a wish that reforms should be bolder and more radical.
Article published in Financial Adviser on 8th Sepetmber 2005, following the FSA study of contracting out, demonstrating that this has provided poor value and explaining Ros’s view that contracting out should be abolished as part of radical pension reforms in the UK.
Feature published in Financial Adviser magazine, outlining Ros’s views on the future for occupational pension provision in the UK, movement away from final salary schemes and role of financial advisers to help make defined contribution provision work better.
Letter published in the Financial Times on 7th July 2005, outlining why UK Government pension policy is responsible for lulling members of final salary schemes into a false sense of security, which allowed employers to get away with making pension promises which they could not afford. This is the fault of Government failure to tell members the truth, rather than malicious employer actions.
Feature Comment piece published in the Financial Times on 16thMay 2005, explaining Ros’s views on what has gone wrong with our pension system and her proposals for radical pension reform.
Feature article published in Daily Mail on 31st May 2005, explaining why Ros believes UK pension policy is in a muddle and her proposals for radical and sustainable reforms, to help overcome the crisis which we face in pension provision in this country.
Letter written to Financial Times explaining why encouraging gradual retirement is a key element of pension reforms.
Article published in Professional Pensions in April 2005, outlining Ros’s views of urgent pension reforms required after the General Election.
Article published in ‘Pensions and Investments UK’, discussing implications of planned pension reforms for occupational and personal pensions in 2005/2006. Impact on investment of pension fund assets, trustees of occupational schemes and the new tax regime for contributions.
Letter published in Financial Times in March 2005 commenting on article by Joseph Stiglitz on US pension policy. The letter suggests that transferring costs of pensions from state to private sector does not make the risks disappear.