Monthly Archives: July 2011

If you were Stuart Broad..


A cracking video of a great cricketing moment Continue reading

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Do them a favour – give your older workers a hand!


It is as if a bridge had been built without a ramp from bridge to shore . People have to make their way from bridgehead to safety using their own resources though the cost of completing the bridge is minimal relative to the benefit it would bring. Continue reading

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Scheme Pensions aren’t the magic bullet -yet


There seems to be irrational exuberance among some parts of the IFA community that a new solution is round the corner to what are seen to be the poor “at retirement” options presented by conventional annuities or the new drawdown (under … Continue reading

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Frankel the wonderhorse


BRAVO FRANKEL-THE WONDERHORSE Continue reading

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When “two sevens clash”


When I was a kid growing up in a very white part of Britain, I was fascinated by a guy called Joseph Hill who was predicting a calamity on the 7th July 1977 which pretty well brought to Jamaica to a … Continue reading

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The case for doing nothing


There is a case for doing nothing and it is a logical case- but it’s not a course of action I intend to follow, Continue reading

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Accounts and accountability-who pays for NESTCorp?


I am a lover of NEST- of collective DC – of private and public partnerships that bring better funded pensions to people for whom the current system cannot reach. I have made my own private submission to the Work and … Continue reading

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What NESTCorp is costing us


I wonder why NEST Corp’s own staff pension contributions cannot be accommodated within NEST , saving future member’s the burden of £3.6m pa in interest payments.

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Should employers be bothered about their pensioners?


Seems a stupid question to those of us involved in running defined benefit schemes. Pensioners of defined benefit pension schemes are the happy beneficiaries of their companies foresight and generosity in establishing and maintaining that pension. Organisations that have established … Continue reading

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Buy now while IFAs last?


Commission comes at a cost and a cost that is rarely counted Continue reading

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