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Raising state pension is only way to solve crisis -Lib Dems

The solution to the pensions crisis must start with a decent basic state pension say the Liberal Democrats in response to leaked reports on the Employer Task Force on Pensions.
Reports indicate the Government-commissioned task force will conclude that forcing employers to contribute to their workers’ pensions may be the only solution to Britain’s pensions crisis.
Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesman Steve Webb says: “The solution to the pensions crisis must start with a decent basic state pension, payable free of means-testing, on which hard-working people can build their own savings. Pensioners need a 27 a week boost to the state pension, starting with older pensioners, who are usually the poorest.”


Pension Scrooges

Bah humbug! Britain’s pension managers are a miserable bunch denouncing Christmas parties as too boring, too forced and too lengthy. According to the Chartered Manage-ment Institute, only 21 per cent of pension managers think they are a good thing, with 45 per cent saying they go on too long and 37 per cent claiming that […]

Send the packager knockers packing

Was it a slow news week or had Kevin Patterson and Mark Chilton simply run out of things to comment on? I presume both. I am, of course, referring to the article headlined, Loan firms predicting demise of packagers (MM, December 2). Am I not the only one who continues to be mystified and irritated […]

IFA brands brought under Origen name

Well-known IFA brands Advisory & Brokerage Services, Wentworth Rose, Aurora Financial Group, Momentum Financial Services and Elliott Bayley will disappear early next year.


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