Monthly Archives: March 2011

Whose NEST is being feathered?


In everyday speak- the early phase NEST default investment approach is patronising nonsense and its only value is to NEST and Government Continue reading

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Going to work?


We should be looking to release our older workers to train up the youth and deploy their reliability and indpenedence the way they see best. That may not require them going to work. Continue reading

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The DB Phoenix


Things are pretty grim in DB land just now.  The 3% hike in personal contributions to public sector pensions is likely to accelerate the trend for individuals to opt-out of DB leaving these schemes derelict. The anticipated abolition of contracting out from … Continue reading

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GIVE THE LONDON BOROUGH’S PENSION FUNDS A COMMON INVESTMENT FUND AND FAST.


GIVE THE LONDON BOROUGH’S PENSION FUNDS A COMMON INVESTMENT FUND AND FAST. Continue reading

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#Budget11; a budget about #pensions


Budget 11 is a pensions bombshell Continue reading

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Connections matter but people matter most!


You can have as many connections on social media as you like. But its not the connecting but what happens next that counts!
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What we can and cannot do (to provide our staff with better DC pension outcomes)


The Pensions Regulator has challenged us to establish what can practically be done for staff with DC pensions.
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Tell them the truth (a ridiculous notion)


However, it would lead to the kind of engagement between staff and retirement that is needed if we are to move forward from the current deadlock of distrust.

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We’re giving pensions a bad name


This from the News of the World this weekend Fair? Judge for yourself You work till you drop,pay a fortune into your pension , then get a pittance until you die. Unless you’re a judge. Earn up to £206,000 pa. … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for Hutton


Hats off to the coalition to tackling this subject and congratulations to Lord Hutton for establishing a debate which both in content and tone has the potential to let us reorganise our society upon fairer and more efficient lines.

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