Guest blog: Auto Enrolment is now a no-brainer by Ros Altmann

Guest blog: Auto Enrolment is now a no-brainer by Ros AltmannIn her first guest blog for Investment Sense, pension campaigner Ros Altmann, looks at why Automatic Enrolment should be a ‘no brainer’ for employees and why employers should plan for most of their workers to stay in the scheme. The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has today published new research highlighting that Auto Enrolment is now far more attractive than previously expected. New Budget flexibilities dramatically increase appeal of pensions Auto Enrolment Opt out rates should fall significantly ‘Buy-one-get-one-free’ deal too good to miss for ...

Retirement: Tax-free lump sums from pensions to be capped at £36,000?

Retirement planA think-tank has called on the Government to make radical changes to the UK pension system. Before every Budget and Autumn Statement rumours start to circulate that the Government of the day will cut the tax-free lump sum or reduce tax-relief on pensions. To date successive Chancellors have steered clear of these measures, preferring more convoluted approaches to reducing the cost of pensions. However, in its ‘Tax-relief for pension savings in the UK’ report, the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has ...