Tag Archives: BBC

Money Box Live this lunchtime- penalty fees on pensions?


I’m more  excited than ever this morning as later I’ll be cycling up to Broadcasting House to talk on Money Box about the Chancellor’s plans to cap early redemption fees on pensions with Claire Trott and Paul Lewis. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Why financial education can only go so far….


You know when you have a guilty thought and you can’t share it with anyone. And then, quite by chance, someone repeats that thought back at you – and you feel relieved, ashamed and a little bit angry all at … Continue reading

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Time to move on?


This election was brutal. Gregg McClymont knew his fate but Steve Webb’s defeat was a shock to us all – sadly electors don’t wear pension goggles. Just as we were resigning ourselves to BAU,  David Cameron announced Ros Altmann’s appointment … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann to be the over 50s


  News from the Sunday Times via @paullewismoney  reports that Ros Altmann is to be our (eg those over 50) new work tsar. This I take to be good news. Ros Altmann to be named Government's champion for older workers … Continue reading

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Do I need a TV anymore?


    Other than for the prurience of watching Tina’s come uppance on Corrie. I have not engaged with terrestrial TV for some time. Phone and laptop in hand I have found all I needed on the Monaco Grand Prix, … Continue reading

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If it’s worth having- let’s have it now!


News travels fast on the web but the news that it’s taken the BBC 5 years to work out that a lot of the technology they’d blown £100m on is available today for free, clearly travelled slowly. If a technology … Continue reading

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Starting a company


Thanks to twitter and in particular Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC’s ace technology commentator for finding this piece . Rory talks of the “constant, daily upheaval of emotions” of anyone who starts a company Millions of people start companies and few … Continue reading

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Beeb forces closure of offshore payroll loophole


A good news story all round (except for the man and the goat on Sark). Continue reading

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Digital accountability – a terrible beauty is born


An interesting comment from my mother “Jimmy Savile would not have got away with it today.” This from an 80 year old who observes the digital age with detached amusement but understands that the behaviour of a celebrity is now governed … Continue reading

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I’m so bored with the U-S-A!


There’s nothing like a bad loser – this from the guys who gave us the Atlanta and  Los Angeles fiascos!   LONDON — Be careful if you run into Brits for the next little while: They’re under a spell.  Specifically, they … Continue reading

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