I find pensions endlessly fascinating! My first job was as a micro-economist with the Institute for Fiscal Studies for nine years, followed by two years teaching social policy at Bath University. I was unexpectedly elected to Parliament in 1997, and served for 18 years, the last five of which I was the Pensions Minister.
During my time at DWP I oversaw the successful implementation of automatic enrolment, helped design and legislate for the new state pension and played a key role in the ‘pension freedoms’ introduced in 2015.
Since leaving politics I have worked for four years for the mutual insurer Royal London commenting on all matters relating to pensions and in 2020 I joined LCP as a partner, advising and commenting on a wide range of DB and DC pensions issues and speaking at a variety of events.
I am one of LCP’s spokespeople - you can contact me directly on 07875 494184.
Visit our On Point hub where I talk about a range topics on the UK pensions and finance agenda.
When we ask LCP for advice we are reassured that they will often come back with more thought provoking ideas and risk strategies for us to consider than just a generic answer thus giving us options and liabilities to walk through.
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This website is designed to provide useful factual information for anyone thinking about boosting their state pension in this way.
This page has been designed to provide information to widows who reached state pension age before 6th April 2016. It aims to help women identify if they have been underpaid state pension in the past and if they are being paid the correct amount now.
The deadline for pension schemes to be dashboard ready is getting closer. LCP can help trustees or scheme managers get pensions dashboard ready.
LCP has created a calculator to help you identify if you may be affected. By entering a few details about you and your husband, you’ll be able to get an indication of whether you may be receiving too little.
Could you be missing out on state pension rights for years spent bringing up children? Follow our three step guide to find out.
This page has been designed for those who reach state pension age after 5th April 2016 and who therefore come under the ‘new’ state pension system.
This page has been designed to provide information to widows who reached state pension age before 6th April 2016 and who therefore come under the ‘old’ state pension system. It aims to help widows identify:
This page provides information for people who come under the ‘old’ state pension system but who are getting no state pension at all. The old state pension system applies to men born before 6th April 1951 and women born before 6th April 1953.