Wednesday, January 04, 2017
"Peoples and Pensions: a decent retirement for all" TUC conference 1 February 2017
via Eventbrite Hat tip Tim Sharp
"Virtually all aspects of pensions will come under scrutiny in 2017. We can expect the outcome of a review of state pension age, a Green Paper on defined benefit pensions, and a review of automatic enrolment.
But despite all this activity we are far from ensuring that all workers will receive adequate incomes in retirement.
It is therefore vital that trade unionists remain a strong and informed voice on pensions issues.
The TUC pensions conference taking place at Congress House in London on February 1, is aimed at pensions trustees, trade unionists and others interested in a trade union perspective on pensions.
It features a line-up of senior pensions figures. The conference will host keynote speeches from Pensions Minister Richard Harrington; Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams; and John Cridland, the former CBI chief who heads the Independent review of state pension age.
Other speakers include Janette Weir, director of research consultancy Ignition House; Hilary Salt, founder of First Actuarial; Caroline Abrahams, charity director of Age UK; Sir Steve Webb, former Pensions Secretary; Ian Baines, pensions director at Nationwide Building Society; Naomi Cooke, assistant general secretary of the FDA, and Daniela Silcock, head of policy research, at the Pensions Policy Institute think tank.
Registration will start at 9.15 with refreshments, and the conference will commence at 9.50am"