In this week's quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Would consumers value the guidance guarantee more if they had to pay for it?
The question follows news the Financial Conduct Authority has decided to halve the levy placed on financial advisers to fund the government mandated service.
One adviser, Gareth Rees, welcomed the FCA's decision but said he does not think the system will work if it is free at point of delivery.
He argued consumers should pay a share of the cost of the guidance guarantee, or they will fail to value the service.
Last week's poll asked readers if they thought Steve Webb's latest social media innovation, PensionsTube, would boost pension understanding.
Just over half, 51%, thought the YouTube channel would help people understand pensions better.
While 37% thought it wouldn't do much good. The rest, 12%, didn't know either way.
Annuity market worth £4bn in 2017
For ‘distress’ caused
Oversees £30bn of advised and D2C assets
Less than a third of top paid employees are women
£1bn business since inception