Blogs

  • Confessions of a Chief Economist: Volume II

    03/11/2017

    Last year, I wrote a blog that probably hindered my chances of ever working at the Bank of England by openly mocking their Chief Economist for “not being able to make the remotest sense of…

  • Sacred cows and golden geese: five reflections from the ABI Long Term Savings Conference

    11/07/2017

    The conference provided DWP with the chance to unveil their new boss in his first outing as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions - and an opportunity for him to set out his stall in front of the industry. In what would have been music to the ears of many in the room, Mr Gauke noted need for longer term thinking and “a well thought-out approach” to policy making, “built on a solid evidence base”.

  • Confessions of a Chief Economist

    19/05/2016

    Henry Thompson, Policy Adviser The UK’s poor understanding of pensions is well-known. Frankly it’s not surprising when you consider the complexity of the language the industry converses in. Pension…