The Treasury has reportedly backed away from pension tax reforms, at least temporarily. Given the scale of existing tax relief, its particular benefits for higher income savers, and the potential wider impact of any change, this is perhaps understandable. But there remains a strong case for making the current system cheaper, fairer and better targeted. … Continued
The UK’s self-employed populace is now 4.5 million strong. Although there has been a modest fall in their numbers of late after years of rising, the self-employed look set to continue being a larger part of the workforce than in recent decades. While much has been made of their poor earnings performance relative to employees, … Continued
This briefing sets out the evidence presented by the Resolution Foundation to the House of Commons in the Second Reading of the Pensions Bill.
This memorandum to the Work and Pensions Select Committee for a one-off evidence session on Personal Accounts focuses principally on developments since the Committee’s last report on Personal Accounts and reiterates the importance of generic financial advice in supporting the new scheme.
This briefing draws on the conclusions from the Foundation’s seminar held on 23 May 2007 to discuss generic financial advice and personal accounts, as well as the Foundation’s wider work on this issue.
This briefing presents the Foundation’s response to the Government’s Personal Accounts White Paper. It explains that we welcome the chance to respond to the Government’s proposals for a new system of Personal Accounts. Personal accounts are a crucial tool in ensuring people on lower incomes save enough for retirement and we support the overall direction … Continued