Tag Archives: Business and Economy

Would you buy a recovering alcoholic a large vodka?


Offering IFAs the prospect of commission is akin to running a meeting of alcoholics anonymous in a pub. Continue reading

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Pensions need to be sold for the sausage not the sizzle.


A great observation from Steve Groves, CEO of partnership this morning. @henryhtapper @tcfDAN @clivewaller healthy people were buying to early. Lie expectancy increased 10yrs and annuitisation age didn't move… — steve_g@partnership (@Sjg3G) January 12, 2016 By “buying” Steve means “buying … Continue reading

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Aren’t we our century’s spoiled brats?


Another year,another sensational headline from your “pension puncturing” Daily Express. It’s not a new story, its facts are from the Pension Institute study published last year. So long as interest rates remain low, pension liabilities will be inflated and pension … Continue reading

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The Nigella Lawson of workplace pensions


I met Hayley Jaggers at a recent Capacity Crunch Conference and linked in with her. We agreed to meet at our Tonbridge offices and we had a business meeting yesterday. She has re-defined my expectation of what can be achieved … Continue reading

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Pensions are dead – long live pensions!


The OECD have spoken – British workers will have worse pensions than folk from any other OECD country; this from Patrick Collinson in  the Guardian. Workers in the UK will have the worst pensions of any major economy and the … Continue reading

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NEST is not a financial soup-kitchen.


For some time , I and others advising on workplace pensions have been calling for NEST to make a clear statement on charging employers for NEST support. Now we have it . In case you can’t press the link , here … Continue reading

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Pothole follows member


At one moment, as I sneakily followed the autumn statement on twitter (while supposed to be doing strategy), I heard the Chancellor remark Over the next five years the Government will spend £250m to pay for pothole repairs This has … Continue reading

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Preparing for an auto-enrolment capacity crunch.


The Telegraph is running a story suggesting that the DWP are drawing up a plan B for auto-enrolment that could see the timeline for initial staging stretch to the next decade. Nannies, gardeners and staff at small firms may not get … Continue reading

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The conflicted world of Independent Governance Committees


If this is consumer friendly – I’d rather be a Dutchman! Continue reading

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Should I give my job to a computer?


This week the BBC has been running a series of programs on artificial intelligence. The first program asked the question HOW SUSCEPTIBLE ARE JOBS TO COMPUTERISATION? and reference was made to a study published here. I’d give it a read if you have a … Continue reading

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