Search for Steve Webb and
  1. 6 hours ago

    Plan to advise pensioners on life expectancy

    Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live, under a government plan to help them manage their money...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Ministers unveil terms of state pension boost

    Those born too long ago to benefit from the more generous flat-rate pension beginning in April 2016 will be offered the...

  1. March 27, 2014

    Charges for workplace pensions to be capped at 0.75%

    Ministers have imposed a cap of 0.75 per cent on charges for workplace auto-enrolment pensions from April 2015 and...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Labour party gets behind flexible UK pensions

    Labour has belatedly swung its weight behind government plans to overhaul pensions, several days after shadow chancellor Ed...

  3. March 7, 2014

    ‘Democratise drawdown’ says Nest

    Nest, the state-sponsored workplace pension scheme, is looking at ways to make income drawdown, typically the preserve of...

  4. March 4, 2014

    Liberal Democrats name team to lead coalition negotiations

    Nick Clegg has named a five-person Liberal Democrat team, headed by close ally Danny Alexander, to prepare for coalition...

  5. February 26, 2014

    Backlash over automatic transfer of UK workers’ pension pots

    The government is facing a growing backlash over plans to push ahead with a new automatic transfer system for workers’...

  6. February 24, 2014

    UK pension providers set to be forced to disclose costs

    Pension companies will be forced to reveal an array of charges that are currently not disclosed, under reforms announced on...

  7. February 21, 2014

    DWP needs to get the basics right

    Faced with the prospect of a growing proportion of elderly citizens, Britain has wisely stepped up to the plate with a...

  8. February 17, 2014

    David Cameron pressed over delay to pension fees cap

    Rachel Reeves, the shadow work and pensions secretary, has written to the prime minister asking whether the government has...

  9. February 4, 2014

    Pension industry lobbying on charge cap revealed

    Pension providers met with senior civil servants on 27 separate occasions ahead of the government’s surprise decision to...

  10. January 31, 2014

    ‘Boost state pension’ with AE cash

    Older workers are being encouraged to consider using small pension pots built up in a company pension to buy a better...

  11. January 29, 2014

    More details of state pension top-up

    Hundreds of thousands of people approaching retirement will be given the chance to boost their state pension income by as...

  12. January 23, 2014

    UK coalition plan to cap pension charges in doubt after delay

    Plans to cap pension charges have been left in disarray after the coalition said it was delaying implementing the flagship...

  13. January 23, 2014

    UK to shelve pensions cap for a year

    Steve Webb, pensions minister, has confirmed the government is delaying plans to protect millions of workers from high...

  14. January 22, 2014

    Government acts on small-pot crisis

    The government is considering ways to tackle poor value annuity deals offered for small pension pots after an FT Money...

  15. January 21, 2014

    Lord Lawson calls for greater disclosure on pension costs

    Former chancellor Lord Lawson has increased pressure on the government to deliver cheaper pensions by calling for fund...

  16. January 21, 2014

    UK pensions minister Steve Webb stands firm on charges cap

    The government has said it remains committed to ensuring workplace pension savers get value for money after reports that it...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE For the “2010 China Credit / Credit Equals Gold #1 Collective Trust Product” bugs out...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The third week of 2014 looked poised to close on a soft note in Asia, with all major indices in the region...

  19. January 16, 2014

    Cap on UK workplace pension fees to be shelved for at least year

    Government plans to cap charges on workplace pensions will be shelved for at least a year, dealing a blow to pensions...

  20. January 16, 2014

    Report highlights flaws of UK pensions industry

    The UK pensions industry is riddled with conflicts of interest and there is no evidence that higher charges deliver better...

  21. January 5, 2014

    Proposal for switchable annuities ‘unworkable’, says industry

    Radical proposals to give pensioners the option to switch annuities to find a better deal, as people can with mortgages,...

  22. January 5, 2014

    Osborne to insist on need to continue UK spending cuts

    George Osborne will on Monday warn that years of spending cuts lie ahead even as the prime minister seeks to reassure the...

  23. January 5, 2014

    Minister outlines plan to allow pensioners to switch annuities

    Hundreds of thousands of people retiring each year would be given new freedom to switch to better pensions in later life...

  24. January 5, 2014

    David Cameron promises to protect UK state pension

    David Cameron has promised to protect the basic state pension after the next election as a “first plank” of the...

  25. December 18, 2013

    Cap on pension fees given ‘red card’ by watchdog

    A landmark reform to protect millions of workplace pension savers was threatened with derailment on Wednesday after evidence...

  26. December 12, 2013

    Cynicism is the best defence against banks’ mis-selling

    “The management has hard-working and persuasive salesmen out, digging into new territory all over. They call on people and...

  27. November 26, 2013

    Pension charges cap could fall further, says minister

    The government has left the door open to a more aggressive cap on workplace pension charges than that currently proposed....

  28. November 22, 2013

    Would a pension fee cap be good for workplace savers?

    Millions of workers saving for their retirement in company pensions will be protected from high charges eroding the value of...

  29. November 20, 2013

    Ask the pensions minister

    Steve Webb, the minister for pensions, answered questions in a live online Q&A on FT.com on Tuesday November 26. Pensions...

  30. November 18, 2013

    Capping pension fees will raise pension costs

    Parliament’s repeated outpourings on pensions are a reminder of how even the best of intentions can produce disappointing...

  31. November 18, 2013

    Pension groups ‘taking advantage’ of customers, says minister

    A government minister has accused insurance companies of making “excess” profits from some people who are about to retire....

  32. November 7, 2013

    CDC: A road map to better pension provision

    Today the Department for Work and Pensions published its consultation on “reshaping workplace pensions for future...

  33. October 30, 2013

    Pension charges plan set to boost savings

    Excessive fees levied on pensions are set to become the next target in the government’s attack on the cost of living, as it...

  34. September 20, 2013

    OFT stops short of a fees cap

    The Office of Fair Trading this week recommended a number of reforms to ensure workplace pensions savers get better value...

  35. September 19, 2013

    Watchdog overruled after rejecting cap on pension fees

    Steve Webb, pensions minister, has insisted on pushing ahead with a consultation on capping workplace pensions charges even...

  36. September 12, 2013

    Britain is set up for a better retirement future

    How would we know if the coalition government’s pensions policies were succeeding? I discovered when I took up my present...

  37. September 11, 2013

    UK pensions gap is worse than thought

    Britain’s pensions gap is worse than was thought, the government has revealed, with up to 13m people heading for a drop in...

  38. September 8, 2013

    Ministers press for cap on fees charged by pension companies

    Companies would be forced to cap the amount they charge for certain types of auto-enrolment pensions under plans being drawn...

Search for Steve Webb and