In preparation for their headlining Red Rocks performance on October 8th, The Floozies will be taking over Live For Live Music‘s Instagram today from Colorado.You can enter t0 win a pair of tickets to the Red Rocks show–which features Michal Menert, SunSquabi, and Russ Liquid–as well as a merch bundle and signed event poster below. Sign up here, and share to increase your chances of winning!And if you can’t wait til next month, The Floozies will be playing a special late-night show with an all-star live band after Bear Creek Bayou at Republic NOLA in New Orleans on September 30th. The show, billed as “Funk Court,” will feature John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Skerik, and Ryan Zoidis and Jesus Coomes of Lettuce. Tickets for “Funk Court” are available here.
A group of UK politicians has backed a move to re-examine the case for a secondary annuity market in the UK.Six MPs have backed an early day motion in the UK’s lower house of parliament, calling for a new debate on whether individuals who have already bought an annuity should be given more freedom to access their pension savings.The government proposed a secondary market for annuities in 2015, but abandoned it a year later, saying that “creating the conditions to allow a vibrant and competitive market to emerge, with multiple buyers and sellers of annuities, could not be balanced with sufficient consumer protections”. It also estimated that the market would be small, with only 5% of annuity holders expected to take advantage of any new flexibilities.However, in the motion posted last month, MPs highlighted that some retirees “may need to access funds from their annuity in times of need” and called for legislation “to allow 5m retirees to safely partially sell their annuity”. The politicians included Ruth George, a Labour party member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, and Stephen Lloyd, the Liberal Democrat party’s spokesman for work and pensions issues.Ros Altmann, who was pensions minister while the initial discussions about a secondary annuity market were taking place, has called for government to “reconsider” the idea. UK newspaper the Daily Mail has been calling for such freedoms for two years with its reader campaign dubbed ‘Unlock Our Pensions’. This week, US annuities trading company DRB Capital provided funding for a separate ‘Your Pension, Your Choice’ campaign.Since 2015, people approaching retirement have had more flexibility regarding how they can access their defined contribution (DC) retirement savings, including taking larger cash sums and accessing flexible drawdown products. The new campaigns want these flexibilities to be extended to those who have already retired.However, some have questioned the claims backing the campaigns. Ralph Frank, head of DC at Cardano, highlighted that retirees in the UK had not been forced to buy an annuity since 1995. He added: “Prior to the announcement of the freedom and choice reforms in 2014, 25% of DC retirees did not buy annuities – so were the 5m really ‘forced’ to do so?”Frank also warned against setting a precedent for other forms of pension.“The consequences, perhaps not unintended by those behind the campaign, are potentially massive,” he said. “Even Pandora would hesitate opening this box. We certainly shouldn’t be lifting the lid. At a time when the suitability of DB transfer advice is under scrutiny, is it necessary to add further case studies?”In a blog post yesterday, Tim Sharp, pensions policy officer at the Trades Union Council, also warned against the idea of a secondary annuity market.“Polling by Age UK found few annuity holders want to sell, but that those who do are likely to be poorer,” he said. “Would someone who sold their annuity payments be deemed to have deliberately deprived themselves of assets and therefore denied benefit payments? We simply don’t know.“It all adds up to a lot of risk and uncertainty for savers, which is one reason why this half-baked idea was shelved the first time round. Helping savers get a good deal in retirement is a laudable aim. But reheating these flawed plans is not the answer.”
Moreno has been part of Juventus’ under-23 squad for the last two seasons. read also:Arsenal eye Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno The Spaniard is a product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy. City have allowed Felix Correia has headed in the opposite direction, with Juve also unveiling his arrival. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Promoted Content7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One MovieWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models Ever7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Loading… Manchester City have announced the signing of Pablo Moreno from Juventus. The 18-year-old forward will join at the start of the summer transfer window on a four-year deal.