Examination of Witnesses

Part of Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:31 am on 23rd October 2014.

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Dominic Lindley: I would absolutely agree with those. It provides greater certainty to consumers and greater efficiency, and takes away the burden from consumers of making complicated decisions. I have seen market research around the new freedoms where consumers say they want freedom and choice, but a substantial proportion also wants a secure income for the rest of their lives. Many do not want to make complex choices. At the same time as we are introducing a welcome additional freedom, we have to ensure that that option is there for people who are not willing or able to make those complex and very difficult decisions. It is very difficult to decide exactly how much you want to draw out of your pension each year, and how long it is going to last.