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Webb, Bee and McClymont reveal their pension policy priorities

We got together the former pensions minister Steve Webb, ex-shadow minister Gregg McClymont and pensions guru Steve Bee to analyse recent reforms and talk about what needs to happen next in pensions policy.

Webb, now director of policy at Royal London, defends the new state pension, a reform he engineered while in the coalition government, which has been criticised from recently for the complexity of its transitional arrangements and apparent unfairness to many people.

He also joins Bee, chief executive of Jargonfree Benefits,  talking about the lifetime ISA and the possibility of moving to an ISA-style pension taxation system. He calls for immediate changes to auto-enrolment in light of present and future reforms.

Meanwhile McClymont, head of retirement savings at Aberdeen Asset Management, who has recently written a book comparing the UK pension system to international examples, Towards a New Pensions Settlement: The International Experience, tackles the tricky decumulaion challenges facing individuals and their advisers.

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