Recently there have been some big changes in pensions policy in the UK and throughout this past year we have seen a continuation of these policies and the beginning of a totally new pensions landscape starting to emerge. To discuss the past year and trends for 2017 Sue Dougan was joined by Malcolm McLean Senior Consultant Barnett Waddingham.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - The Autumn Statement. Sue and Kevin speak about how all aspects of the policies the Chancellor delivered will impact the consumer. Elsewhere, over ten million people across Britain could struggle in retirement if minimum contributions to workplace pensions aren't increased. Air traffic bosses have issued a new code of conduct for drones. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The state pension triple-lock should be scrapped, according to some MPs. The 'triple lock' guaranteeing the elderly an annual state pension increase of at least 2.5 per cent is under threat. The annual rises in the state pension are decided by whatever is the highest of price inflation, average earnings growth or 2.5 per cent. But now MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say it’s too expensive. For more information, Sue Dougan spoke to former pension minister and Director of Policy at Royal London, Steve Webb
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Hannah Maundrell editor in chief of money.co.uk. On the agenda today, as we head towards the winter, we are being warned to brace themselves for a rise in their energy bills. Elsewhere, Visa says consumer spending increased by 2.5% in October compared to the same month last year. Plus, Amazon is in the news again after being ordered to pay back the parents of children who made in-app purchases on mobile devices. All these stories and more on The News Review.
What challenges lie ahead for older people when it comes to health, care and pensions? What about retirement and pensions and the environment adapting to an ageing society? Well, they are about to be addressed today when speakers including the former CBI chairman John Cridland and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey take to the microphone for the 'Future of Ageing 'conference being held in Westminster. To find out what it is all about, Georgie was joined by David Eaton from the International Longevity Centre.
New research found modern day financial pressures are forcing people of all ages to risk their future by putting pension saving on the back burner. It found that nearly a quarter of under-40s don't save into a pension due to debts. To find out more about this worrying report, our reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Vince Smith Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Jo Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. Today they discuss calls for more rental homes to be built as well as the news more than a third of young people would prefer to save into a Lifetime ISA than a pension. Plus why people are increasingly turning to alternative therapies for their pets. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sara Benwell, digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, the CMA to publish its findings on energy companies, British companies are spending 20 times more on pension contributions for older workers than younger staff, 5 percent of us are now buying something on our phones every day, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.