Category Archives: customer service

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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A capacity crunch?


The prospect of debating whether we get a capacity crunch in Auto-enrolment drew a capacity-crunching crowd to Wragge & Co.’s offices yesterday afternoon. Under the convenance of heroically quiffed Andy Agethangelou, some 50 of us attended a symposium on the current state … Continue reading

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Make or break day for the pensions charge cap


“cap or no cap”, don’t expect what Steve Webb says today to be the end of the story! Continue reading

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Can TISA hit out on pension transfers.


Who knows, we might even have pot follows member one day. Continue reading

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Let’s rid us of financial carnage at retirement


I’m really interested in why pension schemes don’t provide more support. Any views out there on what the biggest barriers to providing more support than basic communication and a signpost to MAS or TPAS or Unbiased? Continue reading

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Do employers have a duty of care to their staff when they retire?


If you take the Daily Express, you will have been reading a series of front page headlines about “rip-off pensions”. Here’s this Thursday’s edition http://www.express.co.uk/news/retirement/423869/Millions-hit-by-scandal-of-pensions-rip-off . The argument is based on some recently released figures “A 65-year-old with average pension … Continue reading

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Play “FANTASY AUTO-ENROLMENT” and help 1m employers through staging


I don’t know who you are or why you’re reading this. I’m grateful you are though! Every day about 450 people get a blog from me, login to http://www.pensionplaypen or follow a link from twitter, linkedin or Facebook to what … Continue reading

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A message to 1.2m employers who aren’t reading (yet)!


We are in danger of letting the cost of auto-enrolment exceed its value Continue reading

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The sins of the past


We have concentrated our thinking on how the financial services industry will cope with the new business strain of auto-enrolment. For many providers the bigger issue will be the impact on its existing business. Continue reading

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A method to chose your workplace pension scheme.


I’d value your feedback on a scoring system we are developing which aims to provide employers with a method of rating one pension proposition against another. We want it used by employers looking to establish a new workplace scheme, and those who … Continue reading

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