Tag Archives: Pensions

I have a right to know if my pension is being invested unethically

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A basic tenet of responsible capitalism is that savers should be able to find out where their money is invested.

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The mayor’s closure of fire stations will cost lives

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Since Boris forced through station closures, fire engine response times have risen dramatically.

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Older women are demanding a better deal and Labour must deliver it

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The UK has a 43 per cent gap between pensions received by men and women – the third highest level in the EU.

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George Osborne and a compendium of failure

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Despite economic growth returning, the chancellor’s record is less rosy than he makes out.

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Osborne plans to increase inequality in the UK

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This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.

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Too few people in Britain have a private pension

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Figures released today show that almost half the population aged below retirement age had no private pension savings in 2010-2012.

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Why collective pensions will mean better pensions

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Collective pensions are the backbone of the Dutch pension system, regarded by most as one of the very best in the world.

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The Queen’s Speech: What should be in (but isn’t)

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Here are five announcements we would have liked to have seen today.

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Labour should argue for an ISA cap

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The ISA is a tax break for the prosperous/rich right now, but with the loss to a future chancellor in 20 or 30 years time.

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‘Abolish the state pension': meet UKIP’s new economics spokesperson

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The proposal has been dismissed as “incoherent” and “bizarre” by pensions experts.

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