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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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Tidings of great joy from the ICAEW


Auto-enrolment is a worry to accountants. Estimates are pretty consistent that around two thirds of all employers staging auto enrolment will look to accountants for compliance with auto-enrolment regulations and help with choosing and setting up a workplace pension. Unfortunately … 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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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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Will Lovegrove – a true hero of auto-enrolment


For ages, I’ve been banging on about improving the effeciency of how we manage auto-enrolment. But it was only when I met Will, that I understood how to do it.  Sitting on the Papdis group (albeit as an enthusiastic observor), … 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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When can you call a trustee “independent”?


It is quite easy to be an independent trustee. You need no qualifications, you need no expertise , the capabilities you need are negative. you must not be a member of the scheme you cannot be connected with the sponsor you … Continue reading

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The tyranny of payroll or the management of pensions?


The received idea in Government circles is that employers don’t give a toss about the pensions they set up for their clients. In a recent thread on the Pension Play Pen Linked In Group (if you aren’t a member , … Continue reading

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Making the most of the £20bn small employers spend on DB – Guest blog from Hilary Salt


A simple shift in communications could ensure the £20bn employers spend on DB each year isn’t wasted Over the last decade we’ve seen the long march of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes from the sunny beaches of open schemes run by … Continue reading

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