Latest articles from Ros Altmann

Altmann: Create a culture where it pays to save

Ros Altmann

Pensions minister Ros Altmann outlines the next steps for auto-enrolment and welcomes the new higher limit on tax-free employer-arranged advice.

Altmann: Many employers going above AE minima as reform beds in

Ros Altmann

Talking Head: Auto-enrolment is part of a cultural shift that requires time and for providers to engage with savers, says pensions minister Ros Altmann.

Altmann: Government needs your help to revise charging model

Ros Altmann

Talking Head: Pensions minister Ros Altmann requests the pensions industry's help to transition away from schemes with member-borne charges.

Altmann: Ramping up our auto-enrolment support for smaller employers

Ros Altmann, pensions minister

Talking Head: Pensions minister Ros Altmann outlines how government departments are preparing for the wave of smaller employers on the cusp of auto-enrolment.

Altmann: DB funding chasm requires investment innovation

Ros Altmann

Pensions minister Ros Altmann sets out her stall on driving forward pension reform, paying particular attention to DB funding. 

Cashing in unwanted annuities

Ros Altmann (teaser)

Talking Head: Ros Altmann explains why, despite the questions around value, people selling annuities that are not working for them might be the best option all round.

Altmann: Don't abandon member safeguards in DB-DC transfers

Ros Altmann (teaser)

Talking head: Ros Altmann argues for a £5k-£10k threshold for non-advised DB transfers-out, and says it is vital that members receive proper advice to understand the value of the benefits they are rejecting.

Altmann: 2015 set to be another big year for pensions

Ros Altmann (teaser)

Talking head: Our columnist Ros Altmann gives her take on how next year's challenges for both DC and DB schemes will be played out, including auto-enrolment, default funds and DB-DC transfers. 

Altmann: New pension flexibilities will make it harder to attract members to CDC

Talking head: Pensions commentator Ros Altmann says the new at-retirement flexibilities introduced in this year's Budget will make it harder to attract employers and members to shared risk schemes.  

Altmann: Eight building blocks of the guidance guarantee

Talking head: Industry expert Ros Altmann runs through what scheme members should expect from the guidance guarantee, including the impact of tax, inflation, and the the cost of future care.