Improving the value of saving in personal accounts and exempt schemes

The seminar was sponsored by B&CE Benefit Schemes and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).  It was chaired by Paul Lewis, freelance financial journalist who presents Radio 4's Money Box programme, and addressed by the Pensions Minister Mike O'Brien MP.

Over 70 people representing a range of interest areas in the pensions sector attended the seminar.

Niki Cleal (PPI Director) outlined the findings from the PPI research examining whether personal accounts are suitable for all.  Please click here for the PPI Briefing Note 44 on this issue and here to view Niki's presentation.

John Jory (B&CE Deputy Chief Executive/Head of Operations) and Christina Barnes (Equality and Human Rights Commission Policy Director) highlighted the issues from their perspectives.  Click here to view B&CE's presentation and click here to view EHRC's presentation.

Chris Curry (PPI Research Director) outlined the advantages and disadvantages of alternative reform proposals.  Please here to view.

Mike O'Brien MP, the Minister of State for Pensions Reform presented the view from the Government.

Click here to download a write-up of the event.