Baroness Jeannie Drake: to engage or not to engage


Baroness Jeannie Drake, one of the Turner Commissioners considers the merits and challenges of engagement ahead of the TISA/Corporate Comms Shop seminar on Robo-Pensions on May 24th. When the Turner Pension Commission was invited by the government to investigate how to help people save into pensions, it was faced with a private pensions system characterised by a dramatic underlying decline in both saving and employer engagement with work place pensions,.. Read More

CCS teams up with TISA to bring you robopensions seminar

The Corporate Comms Shop is delighted to announce that we’re running a seminar with TISA on May 24th at Hogan Lovell’s London Offices. The seminar will look at the digital revolution taking place in the pensions market and how it might shape new thought in terms of engaging with members. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers including Ben Goss of Distribution Technology, Baroness Drake, Paul Sturgess of Equiniti, John.. Read More

Tax and pensions – what next after for the freedom and choice agenda?

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We know that ahead of the last election civil servants were preparing for fundamental changes to the tax system. So it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that the Tories could push the freedom and choice agenda further. There has been talk of creating a tax regime that is much simpler. For example when all money is taxed at source and then exempted in retirement. (what is known in.. Read More

Why didn’t the Opposition oppose more vigorously the freedom and choice agenda?


Given the risks articulated by the Labour Party around the Freedom and Choice pension reforms for consumers, why didn’t the Opposition oppose more vigorously the freedom and choice agenda? Article 1 based on a speech for TISA Edinburgh, 14/1/16 I think it’s fair to say that the pensions reforms announced in the budget 2014 were the best kept policy change secret since the independence of the Bank of England. The.. Read More