Author Archives: henry tapper

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen, Director of First Actuarial, partner of Stella, father of Olly and the Pension Plowman

Will some employers need their own IGCs?

  This blog’s for any employer or adviser with an existing workplace pension scheme (GPP or Stakeholder Pension), where you chose the funds offered to your staff.   I asked a question of the Pensions Regulator this week. He’d put … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen response to the DWP Command Paper on Workplace Pensions

    Pension PlayPen Ltd trades as and is the leading portal through which employers access information to stage auto-enrolment. The site allows employers to assess their workforce, determine a contribution structure, apply to workplace pension providers for terms … Continue reading

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Pension tracking mortgages – a new idea from Josh Collins

This article has been sent me by Josh Collins who describes himself on Linked In as  an “Aspiring pensions consultant, interested in improving the UK’s standard of living. Particular interests in: pensions, the care system (child and elderly), the NHS, … Continue reading

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Beyond compliance…how to integrate your workplace pension into your business

What is your organisation trying to get out of auto-enrolment? The answer will be as diverse as our business strategies! If we had to generalise, we at First Actuarial would chuck all the answers into two buckets; Bucket One is … Continue reading

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What to do at Easter?

Easter’s here and while many of us will be well planned , some will have had plans fall through and some- well let’s just say “we’re fluid!”. If you’re fluid and are looking for something to do with yourself/your family … Continue reading

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“Agency has its advantages”; using Pension PlayPen with your clients

What’s this all about? In 2014, Pension PlayPen wants to build a network of 1000 agents – people and organisations wanting to use our Choose A Pension Service to help their clients get a good workplace pension in advance of … Continue reading

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More trust, fewer Trusts please!

Take a look at this table (reproduced with the express permission of the Pension Regulator). It tells us that we have too many private sector trust based DC schemes (it also tells that we don’t know the difference between a GPP and DC … Continue reading

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Governance not glumervance

I am for good DC governance but I am not for DC glumervance. Glumervance is “glum governance” as preached by the puritan new model trustee. This is how on trustee firm explained the new measures for savers in the DWP Command Paper “the … Continue reading

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It’s a phoney war- what’s happening on the other side of the Channel?

I am still surprised how people are organising themselves to do their jobs. You’d have thought that the accountants and book-keepers who provide financial stability, get people paid and manage the tax affairs of Britain’s 1.25m employers would be the … Continue reading

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Time for an upgrade?

The fireworks came from the Treasury but amidst the noise and smoke, the DWP’s Command Paper, poses some challenges for many of the 10,000 employers who’ve staged auto-enrolment. By April 2015, we can expect workplace pensions qualifying to be used … Continue reading

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