Special Report on
The Pensions Crisis
The Pensions Crisis - Trends
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"I will consider it a great advantage when we have 700,000 small pensioners drawing their annuities from the state, especially if they belong to those classes who otherwise do not have much to lose by an upheaval and erroneously believe they can actually gain much by it." (Speech in the Reichstag 1889) A superb example of buying off the workers in an age of revolution! The sad truth was that the Bismarckian pension was set at an age which few were expected to attain and only then for only a short period. Historically there are two pension traditions: Today scaremongering forms the core of pension arguments: The dubious ...
An eighty year old pensioner with an average public sector pension would be more than £650 a year worse off if the budget change to the indexing of pensions had been in force since their retirement, according to new calculations from the TUC released today (Wednesday). A little noticed budget announcement changed the figure used to uprate public sector pensions from the RPI inflation measure to CPI. As CPI is normally lower than RPI, public sector pensioners will usually get a smaller increase when their pensions are annually uprated. Using official figures for CPI and RPI over the ... Read More
SURVEY RESULTS FOR
THE PENSIONS CRISIS
- KOSEUnion Trumka: sadly public sector workers are blamed for the economic mess. Your diminishing pensions and low pay didn't creat this crisis!
- ExpatSIPP EUROPE’S PENSIONS ENVY, ANGER AND DISHONESTY AND IDEAS TO FIX IT ALL: the Herculean task of fixing the continent’s pensions crisis.
- DidsburyFP Another report about the pensions crisis which is on the horizon http://bit.ly/cBuy89
Investment funds and pensions scandal? Fund management risk and opportunity. Rates of return ...
Ben Stein's quote on BP and retirement funds summarizes our times