Thank you for being part of Workplace Pensions Live 2015

Thank you so much for coming to Workplace Pensions Live 2015. I hope you enjoyed the show.

As we gathered in Birmingham, the UK was still taking in the results of an unexpected and tumultuous general election. Senior politicians including David Blunkett, David Willetts and Gregg McClymont joined us to give their take on what’s next for pensions and the wider economy. The new pensions minister Ros Altmann also appeared via video link to address the pensions industry for the first time since her appointment.

David Willetts predicted that the liberalisation of the annuity market will stand the test of time as “one of the great Conservative reforms”. Encouraging pension schemes to invest in infrastructure should be a priority of the new government, he said in his keynote speech.

Closing the conference, outgoing pensions minister Steve Webb set down the gauntlet for his successor, Ros Altmann. It’s clear that Altmann has big shoes to fill. The industry has been calling for a period of stability and continuity in pensions – but will Altmann deliver, or is the industry set for another tumultuous period? Only time will tell. Join us at Workplace Pensions Live 2016 to find out.

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Editor, Engaged Investor & Pensions Insight