- The rise in the state pension age to 66 years by 2020 in the Comprehensive Spending Review is not a panacea but only the first step in an overdue but likely painful reassessment of how society treats its elder citizens.
- Simply moving the goalposts will not reduce the true costs for the government. The challenge is not in making people work for longer but in finding jobs for them
When we started sketching out our Thought Leadership project in early 2008, the world was a different place. By late 2007 Britain had seen its first bank run in a century as Northern Rock collapsed but that the entire global financial system would go into meltdown in late 2008 was still unimaginable. Soft landing certainly, recession perhaps, deepest crisis in living memory, never…
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- According to a survey by Liverpool Victoria, more parents would advise their children to buy a property rather than invest in a pension as the best way to prepare financially for retirement. This advice says a lot about the state of pensions in the UK.
- Over the last few decades, buying a property has turned out to be an excellent “investment” from an individual’s point of