Someone whose own personal history of pension planning is dreadful should not opine on pensions oermuch.
So I won’t.
Compulsory enrollment (or even an opt out system) in pensions twenty years ago would have done me the world of good, I suspect.
So I understand why public sector workers are keen to protect their pensions, and why others have little sympathy with their fears. At the risk of sounding wet and weedy, I’m going to let those who know whereof they speak lead on this one.
(Oh, and on a positive note, the export data for January was really good*. We may be getting a manufacturing led exports boom. That’s great, and much to be hailed. Only problems? Manufacturing’s share of UK economy is not that great, retail figures are poor and business investment is still low. Still, the good news is we’ve got a window of sterling driven competitiveness and high export profits. We need to use that short term advantage and turn it into something sustainable.)
*only one month figures blah blah blah choppy recovery blah blah still, signs of a trend blah blah.