Category Archives: advice gap

Will CDC be available to everyone with a DC pot – or just a lucky few?


A snag has emerged in the Drafting of the Pension Schemes Bill (that will introduce Defined Ambition and with it CDC). It’s one of those little things that seems easy to fix but which has potentially huge consequences, a bit like … Continue reading

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The NHS may hold the keys to Guidance


  I’m indebted to KPMG research for this excellent piece of research. If you didn’t click the link, here is the text of an article entitled “Can patients get the information they need”. Patients need information that is often very … Continue reading

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If we can provide health screening – we can provide pension guidance


  Organising the Guidance Guarantee is a daunting task but it is no more daunting than many public welfare initiatives. Each year the NHS screens and advises millions of us on a variety of health issues. From STDs to Breast … Continue reading

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Time to ditch the “institutional” from pensions


  There has always been a gulf between retail and institutional pensions. But I have never felt it so inappropriate . Retail pensions were sold on commission, organised by insurance company and regulated by the Treasury via the FCA and its … Continue reading

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“Who’s the we?” – a blog about advice and guidance


On Sunday I wrote a blog about the ten things I wanted to see in the Government’s response to the Consultation it’s been running following the retirement reforms announced in the budget. You can read it here. As we’re ten out … Continue reading

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10 things we’d see in Monday’s Guidance Guarantee!


  Tomorrow (Monday 21st July), the Government will announce how it intends to deliver the guidance guaranteed to those reaching state pension age. We want an independent process that helps people  take decisions rather than telling people what to do. We can’t … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s presentation on the merits of employing #olderworkers


14 Jul 14 – Fuller Working Lives: Announcing the new Business Champion for Older Workers. A joint ILC-UK/DWP event hosted by Legal & General from ILC- UK   According to Office for National Statistics estimates, in the next 10 years … Continue reading

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The internet of pensions


A group of teccies have come together to make the internet of things happen. This is from their press release The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is focused on defining a common communications framework based on industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect … Continue reading

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I wanna tell you a story


Every picture tells a story, this blog is about storytelling. Some people don’t like stories, they think they’re tricky – like the photo. But good stories surprise you because they make you see things in a different way, they help … Continue reading

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Mind the gap – who’ll be supplying to auto-enrolment in years to come?


Introduction This article is a summary of a presentation given to the Friends of Automatic Enrolment on 19th June. The FAoE had been privileged to have Steve Webb present and engage fully with the audience. Unfortunately he just missed this … Continue reading

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