Steve Bee

Pensions expert Steve Bee is director at Jargonfree Benefits, established to help SME firms extend workplace benefits to their employees.

Steve has written widely on pensions and related matters for Money Marketing.

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Steve Bee: Hammond ignores Waspi women again

The chancellor’s last Budget before Brexit extended generosity to many, but made no mention at all of the plight of the four million women in financial hardship due to the recent seismic shifts in the state pension age. As Hammond took a seat at the end of his speech, some of the 80 or so […]

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Steve Bee: The three crises at the heart of our pension system

There has been more talk lately about the disparity between the value of pension entitlements accrued by public and private sector employees. It appears many are still surprised how much more some public sector employees’ pensions are worth than those in the private sector. There are many reasons for that but it is the confusion […]

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Steve Bee: The elephant in the room on workplace pensions

Employers providing DC pensions pay far less into them than those providing DB schemes Sooner or later, we will have to accept the fact the golden age of company pension provision in the UK is over. It has been for some time now, yet the pensions industry and the government are still in denial. The […]

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Steve Bee: Why we need an extra pension system

The problem with the pension system in this country is that our labyrinthine piles upon piles of bewilderingly complex rules and regulations are in place, by and large, to stop a tiny number of people from saving too much money. But the vast majority of the population save far too little for the future. This […]

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Steve Bee: Employers tied in knots by red tape on pensions

Many of my friends are ex-teachers, having retired from the profession. We were recently talking about how valuable the teachers’ pension scheme has been to them in building a decent amount to retire on and bemoaning the fact the next generations are unlikely to have such benefits provided through the generosity of their employers. Our […]

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Steve Bee: Why still no justice for Waspi women?  

For calls for change to still be falling on deaf ears in 2018 is beyond disappointing There is a serious issue with our pension system today that has been allowed to continue for many years with no resolution. Over 20 years ago, the government decided to require millions of older people in the future to […]

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Steve Bee: Are advisers ready for the real baby boomers?

Contrary to popular belief, we have not yet seen the real wave of post-War babies reach their 60s – and millions have deferred DB pension wealth Something significant is about to happen that will affect all those involved in the giving of advice in the UK from 2020 onwards. In the five decades following the […]

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Steve Bee: Coping with the 21st century retirement crisis

The golden age of defined benefit company pension schemes is over. The golden generations of pensioners it spawned, in the private sector at least, have gone off into the sunset with their generous pots. Towards the end of the last century, many of the largest employers in the UK used their pension schemes as the […]

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Steve Bee: Don’t shut down the national advice service debate

In my last Money Marketing column I proposed that the Government should provide a national advice service. Free to use at the point of need, it should be a truly advice-giving service, not one simply based on providing guidance. The idea attracted rather a lot of attention. Not all of it positive. The ubiquitous nature […]