They Think it’s all Over…
I don’t know if you know it or not, but the Pensions Bill passed its third reading on Tuesday and will now proceed to the House of Lords. We knew this was going to happen and, by happy accident, in today’s latest episode of Pensions Radio Stephen Ballard and I are joined by Baroness Hollis of Heigham.
Patricia Hollis was the Labour Chief Whip in the Lords and a well-known and highly-respected campaigner for fairer pensions for women. This current Pensions Bill, amazingly one of five that Baroness Hollis tells us she has worked on in her career, goes some way to improving the pension prospects of women, but really doesn’t go far enough.
Does that mean we’ll need even more Pensions Bills in the future, and the complication and confusion they will bring, as Government slowly and painfully comes to the understanding that our pension system is unfair and needs fixing pdq, or is it possible that this Pensions Bill itself can yet be amended in the Lords?
I know many of you have written in to say how much you enjoy and look forward to our Pensions Radio podcasts; when you hear it I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this one is probably the best one yet. If, however, you’ve never tuned in to Pensions Radio up to now why not give this one a try? It won’t hurt you and you may even end up wondering why it took you so long to get in on this groundbreaking series of relaxed interviews with some of the most influential people in the world of pensions. (Go on, go on…)
You can either listen to this latest episode by clicking the link there and then just pressing the ‘Play’ button on the BeeHive Pensions Radio page that you’ll be whizzed to through the power of the internet, or you can go to our very own Pensions Radio page on the i-Tunes store and download it free from there. You can even get to hear it over your telephone (for a small charge) by dialling 0208 0993190 if you like. It couldn’t be easier really; there’s no excuse. Go on, give it a go…
Oh, and by the way, if you enjoy listening to this fascinating and highly-informative edition of Pensions Radio we’d be pretty pleased with you if you’d go to the Podcast Alley webpage and vote for us there. Just click the link there, the internet will do the rest and you can vote with a click when you get there; it’s that easy.
24 April 2008
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