The Week in Numbers

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£15bn – Potential annual cost of maintaining the state pension triple-lock, according to the institute for fiscal studies

47% Size for the stake in Tenet owned by the enlarged Aviva/Friends Life Group. Money Marketing reveals this week that Aviva is considering selling its stake in the network.

37% Drop in annuity sales seen by Just Retirement in Q1

56 number of seats won by the SNP in Scotland, out of a possible 59.

326 – number of seats needed for a majority in the House of Commons. The Conservatives stunned the pollsters last week by securing 331 seats

£1.4bn – level of premiums written for unit-linked guarantees at their peak in 2012. Industry experts have branded the products ‘almost criminal’ and argue changes are opaque.

3 – number of party leaders who quit in the wake of election results. UKIP leader was reinstated as leader after the part refused to accept his resignation

£1.2bn – Size of the legacy annuity book to be transferred from Zurich UK Life to specialist insurer Rothesay Life for an undisclosed sum.


Originally published in Money Marketing magazine 14th May 2015

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