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Govt denies asking Carney to stay longer as Bank head

The Treasury has denied  reports that it “quietly approached” Bank of England Governor Mark Carney asking him to stay in the role for an extra year after his scheduled departure in June 2019, Reuters reports. Carney’s tenure as the Bank’s chief is already longer than expected. When Carney took over the role in 2013, he agreed […]

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Gregg McClymont: What Australia’s pension scandals can teach us

Australia’s defined contribution pension arrangement (known to Aussies as “super”) is the largest in the world, with assets of A$2.6trn – 144 per cent of GDP. Not bad for a system built from scratch in the early 1990s via mandatory employer contributions. Those involved in delivering auto-enrolment here in the UK always saw super as […]

Mixed fortunes – unemployment falls, but employment growth slows down as Brexit approaches

Melanie Baker, Senior Economist commented on the latest labour market report, which brought some welcome news for households with further falls in unemployment. However, over the next few months we’ll be watching for signs that UK firms are pressing pause on both investment and hiring as Brexit approaches. Read the article here Past performance is […]

Life with type 1 diabetes

By Gregor Sked, Marketing Consultant, Royal London I can still remember the day the doctor told me, “you’ve got type 1 diabetes and it’ll be with you for the rest of your life”. When I turned 18 I expected the months that followed to be filled with the stress of exams, what was I going to […]

Protecting long-term savings from short-term policy

By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager The pensions revolution is almost upon us. As with any revolution, there will be winners and losers. The winners in this case could presumably be the politicians that orchestrated pensions freedom and choice just before the general election. As for the losers, there may be many thousands of people […]

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