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Industry In A Changing Europe

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Financial services are the focal point of the debate about Britain’s future in the EU. The sovereign debt and banking crises have accelerated integration in the Eurozone, a trend often seen as alien to British interests. The position of the City as the main financial services centre in Europe has become uncertain. [Read more…]

Threat to pensions

Threat to Pensions

Threat to Pensions

In some countries – Argentina, Hungary, Portugal – governments have already expropriated private-sector pension funds as a means of dealing with serious financial problems. There are “warning tremors” that such policies of seizure could spread to developed nations, warns FT commentator Tony Jackson. [Read more…]

A New Age Of Personal Responsibility

Looming Pension Crisis

Looming Pension Crisis

Britain’s workforce needs “a new age of personal responsibility” to avert the looming pensions crisis, the latest Friends Life Visions of Britain 2020 report, entitled “Pensions: The Root Problem”, warns today. [Read more…]