Pensions and security?

Mar 07 2003 by Brian Amble Print This Article

The Government billed their Pensions Green Paper "Simplicity, Security and Choice: Working and saving for retirement", as one of the biggest shake-ups in the UK pension system for years. In the event, it proved something of an anti-climax.

In fact, how many people would cite the word secure when talking about their pension prospects? More column inches have been given to this issue than any other management topic over recent months.

In fact the financial position of the UK pension funds has deteriorated significantly since the mid-1990ís. This position poses a real potential danger to some employees. If a company goes bust while its pension fund is in deficit the pension will not be protected. Just how worried are people about their retirement prospects?