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Reform is delighted that Rt Hon Lord Hutton of Furness, Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, will set out his thoughts on the future outlook for pensions at a major policy event in February.
In the 2014 Budget the Government announced major changes to the UK retirement landscape, with the aim of increasing choice for people with defined contribution pension savings. The reforms go live on 6 April and will provide consumers with unprecedented freedom over their financial decisions at retirement.
With the reforms comes the need to consider how individuals are supported when they use the freedoms. The newly-branded “Pension Wise” service will have a crucial role in building engagement and guiding retirees through their options, but the long-term experiences of the “freedom and choice” generations will only become clear over time. Taken together with the abolition of the default retirement age, the continued roll-out of auto-enrolment and new state pensions, this event will explore the challenges facing retirees beyond 6 April and the key policy considerations likely to face the next government.
As individuals, policymakers and the financial services industry adapt to the reforms this event will consider international perspectives relevant to the UK reforms. The event will also accompany the launch of a publication featuring insights from experts and leading policymakers from Australia, the United States and New Zealand.
Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that attendance will be confirmed by email.
Confirmed speakers include:Rt Hon Lord Hutton of Furness Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Mark Hoban MP Former Financial Secretary to the Treasury Hervé Boulhol Senior Economist, Pensions and Population Ageing, OECD Caroline Abrahams Charity Director, Age UK Paul Johnson Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies The conference is kindly sponsored by Just Retirement
10 February 2015
09.00 - 12.30