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Wednesday 21 March 2012

IMA SAYS SINGLE STATE PENSION IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Responding to today’s Budget, IMA Head of Research and Pensions, Jonathan Lipkin said:

“We agree that the pension system needs to be simple, predictable and fair. We therefore welcome the commitment to introduce a single state pension.

“As we move towards automatic enrolment, this will help to provide a clear foundation for complementary workplace provision. However, to make this really work requires further steps.

“One of the things we urge the Government to consider is how a combined pension statement that would bring state and private pensions together could be made available to everyone. 

“This could both improve retirement planning, giving individuals greater certainty, and reinforce a culture in which the pension regime is less subject to frequent and counter-productive changes.”


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