Blogs

  • The Pensions Industry Needs to Clean the Stables

    31/07/2020

    ABI’s Senior Policy Adviser, Matt Burrell, assess the challenges ahead for pension providers to ensure pensions dashboards are implemented successfully following the recent call for input on data standards by The Pensions Dashboards Programme.

  • Savers have pressed pause for now but what does this mean in the long-run?

    29/07/2020

    Following the release of industry pensions access data showing savers held back on pension withdrawals during lockdown, ABI's Head of Long-Term Savings, Rob Yuille, looks at what this might mean in the long-run.

  • From Boris to Brexit and beyond

    24/07/2020

    A year to the day yesterday, Mr Johnson became PM and the subsequent 12 months have set in motion changes and events that have far reaching consequences for the future of the UK. Here Head of External Affairs, Seth Williams reflects on his year inside the Westminster bubble and what might lie ahead.

  • The Adventure of the Lost Pensions

    24/07/2020

    As the ABI continues work with members and Government to reunite savers with their lost pensions and with Government currently considering expansion to the Dormant Assets Scheme which provides fund to charitable causes, our Policy Adviser for Long-term savings policy, Evey Tang looks at how this might affect customers. 

  • Better off - Fabian Society essay

    21/07/2020

    In an extract from the new ABI and Fabian Society policy report, 'Better off: Recovery and Reform in the post-Coronavirus economy', ABI Director General Huw Evans explores how a more dynamic partnership between government and the insurance and long-term savings sector can be beneficial for all. 

  • Has Covid-19 changed the world of work, and women’s place in it?

    15/07/2020

    Yvonne Braun, our Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion, blogs on how remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has changed perceptions around places and structures of work, the gendered impacts of these changes and the challenges and opportunities this radical shift might present in future.

  • Holiday season has returned! But how do we make sure we can go away safely?

    08/07/2020

    After months of lockdown, the Government’s recent announcement of a list of countries that are now considered safe to travel to will come as a huge relief for many.

  • Why pensions tax relief change needs consultation and consensus

    07/07/2020

    Following last week’s publication of a briefing note by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) on pension tax relief, our taxation policy adviser, Dan Gallon has blogged on the background to the…

  • The changing world of work

    03/07/2020

    Change to income protection methodology

    This week the ABI responded to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Department for Work and Pensions preparedness for the changes to the world of work. In this blog Public Affairs…

  • New Superfund regime

    19/06/2020

    Following yesterday’s announcement by The Pensions Regulator which the ABI warned was light touch, lacking in detail and may place pensions savers at risk, our Head of Long-term savings policy…