Category Archives: Henry Tapper blog

We have scotch’d the snake not killed it – three years to sort out hidden charges


  We have scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it: She’ll close and be herself, whilst our poor malice Remains in danger of her former tooth. Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2   Of all the vested interest groups, the fund managers … Continue reading

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TPAS – the light shines on!


TPAS – bridging the pensions advisory gap! The light shines on… Continue reading

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Employers can help staff with their money – if only we’d let them


It’s time companies got their mojo back and got real with staff. Www.pensionplaypen.com helps to do just that. Continue reading

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Are workplace pensions all the same?


I don’t believe that the majority of the workplace pension providers in the market today are ready to give up on innovation,competition and reputation. Continue reading

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The Vision of the Plowman


The “Vision of the Pension Plowman” is a bastardisation of the title of a 14th century english Poet (William Langland’s) great poem, “the Vision of Piers Plowman”. In this great book, the Plowman falls asleep by a stream and dreams … Continue reading

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John Tapper’s retirement plan


The Auction catalogue tells us “Mr Tapper’s cows are a very nice lot, all young, of good size and colour and good milkers Continue reading

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We’re on the road (to somewhere)


We are off to http://www.pensionplaypen.com and you’ll be finding yourself reading future pension blogs from there not here Continue reading

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Into the heart of darkness – ooops Midlothian!


Let’s hope he gets a great turnout and that we have as lively a debate as ever Continue reading

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JacktheJouneyman – the PlayPen horse!


JacktheJouneyman raced for the first time at Ludlow yesterday and a hardy cross-section of the Pension PlayPen was there to see him finish fourth. Coming into the home straight the four year old had pulled for most of the race but … Continue reading

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Pensions; holy grail or wholly fail?


The least we can do is to try and make life a little easier for them, than it has been for us! Continue reading

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