Tag Archives: Pensions

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Pensions guidance gap fuels £132bn savings shortfall

The Social Market Foundation think-tank said that gaps in knowledge and understanding of pensions and savings leave many people at risk of making inadequate preparation for retirement or spending pension...
Published: 22 February 2022
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Conservative MP calls for UK sovereign wealth fund

Former minister urges short-term and longer-term spending on infrastructure post-Brexit in new paper.
Published: 07 November 2016
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SMF response to Budget 2016

A cautious Budget from a ‘Tinkerman’ Chancellor
Published: 16 March 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: Longer lives changing attitudes toward inheritance and intergenerational support, new report reveals

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), released on Tuesday, reveals the changing nature of inheritance in the UK and how patterns of financial and non-financial support across generations of families have evolved as we live longer.
Published: 09 February 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: Overseas experience shines spotlight on pitfalls of UK pensions freedoms

April’s “pension freedom” reforms pose serious long-term financial risks to retirees and taxpayers, concludes a new SMF report that highlights the experience of pensioners in countries which already allow similar access to pension cash.
Published: 03 November 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Government should back a new ‘Active Consumer Week’

A new Social Market Foundation report entitled Should switch, don’t switch: Overcoming consumer inertia, supported by comparethemarket.com, launches at the Conservative party conference on Monday.
Published: 03 October 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Boost social investment by introducing social pension funds to the UK, urges think tank

A new report, published today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) and Big Society Capital, calls for the introduction of social pension funds in the UK to help finance projects such as social housing, rehabilitation initiatives, and environmental schemes.
Published: 02 September 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: SMF Budget 2015 reaction

The SMF respond to Budget 2015 by saying that while Osborne's Budget didn’t contain the expected pre-election giveaways, it was most certainly aimed at the voting public.
Published: 18 March 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Mid-life income squeeze a barrier to higher UK savings rate, finds new poll

The mid-life income squeeze faced by households aged between 35-44 leads almost half (48%) of those who stop saving into a pension do so because of cash flow troubles according to exclusive polling in a new report from leading think tank the Social Market Foundation.
Published: 12 December 2014
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