Lessons from New Zealand’s Retirement Commission for UK Policy on Financial Awareness and Advice

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Incomes and Inequality

This report was commissioned by the Resolution Foundation to inform our work on low earners’ financial advice services. The report investigates how the Retirement Commission in New Zealand encourages greater financial awareness and provides financial advice and comments on the especially relevant lessons for UK policy, taking into account differences between the UK and New … Continued

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Closing the Advice Gap: providing financial advice for people on low incomes

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Incomes and Inequality

This report examines the demographic and financial characteristics of people on low to moderate incomes and investigates whether a new national resource could be established, funded through a public-private partnership, to provide generic financial advice targeted at this group. The report draws together findings from quantitative and qualitative analysis of low earners and service delivery … Continued

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Submission: Work and Pensions’ Select Committee evidence

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

This briefing sets out the Foundation’s evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry into pension reform. The Foundation has not commented on the merits of the Pensions Commission’s proposals. However, we believe that the reform process offers an opportunity to address the potential advice needs of people on medium to low incomes, particularly … Continued

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Alliance for Health & the Future’s Demographic Study: living in the advice gap

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Incomes and Inequality

This report, a partnership between the Alliance for Health in the Future and the Future Foundation, details the results of research into the social and economic profile of low earners for the Resolution Foundation. These individuals are largely independent of state support, but are not a profitable group for the financial services industry to want … Continued

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Submission: Treasury Select Committee evidence

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Incomes and Inequality

This briefing presents the Foundation’s evidence to the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into financial inclusion. The focus of this submission is on the vital and challenging issue of access to financial advice, particularly for basic rate taxpayers on less than average income. They have both the most to gain from getting financial decisions right and … Continued

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