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Scottish Widows’ business is to help people enjoy the freedom of a secure and prosperous retirement, because it’s what is important to them. It’s also about giving customers the peace of mind to deal with the unexpected.

In a dynamic and turbulent economic and political environment, it is important that the financial services market continues to allow Life and Pensions companies to deliver services and products that keep customers’ needs in the forefront. Since its establishment in 2004, the Public Affairs team of Scottish Widows has worked hard to influence and shape legislation in a way that benefits our business, shareholders and customers.

With a forward-thinking strategy and in partnership with a range of policy influencers, think tanks and charities, the Public Affairs team examines legislative and regulatory developments to protect both the industry and its consumers.

Through its cutting edge research on long-term policy issues affecting the industry, Scottish Widows has become one of the leading life and pensions companies for its contribution to public policy debates. 2011 has seen the release of our annual reports, focusing on attitudes and behaviours relating to long-term savings.

In 2011 we launched the Centre for the Modern Family – a new think tank aimed at examining and improving understanding of the family in the 21st Century; and that helps guide everyone, from Government to companies and charities, to respond more effectively to their changing needs.

For more information on the Centre for the Modern Family please visit our dedicated website: