Tag Archives: England

Why there is nothing- nothing- like the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival


On Tuesday March 11th, 45 members of the Pension PlayPen group will embark a London Double Decker bus at Paddington, drink and sing our way to Prestbury Park on the northern outskirts of Cheltenham and spend an afternoon in the … Continue reading

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The best moment of the season (so far) #YTFC 1 #DRFC 0


Yeovil Town FC – we’re the Green Army Continue reading

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Time is the new currency of information


Sometime this week, Paul Lewis announced he had more “followers” than the Independent newspaper had “readers”. I thought that telling. I read the Indy, but mainly from @simonread ‘s tweets and I probably read more BBC stuff through @paulewismoney than … Continue reading

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What a match! England v France #sixnations


  https://twitter.com/pensionlawyeruk/status/429651442501451776 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3_UxrgINU   Yesterday’s Six Nations thriller , narrowly won by France in the closing minutes, will go down as an all-time great. No need to rehearse the details, Tom Fordyce’s match report for the BBC does very nicely. … Continue reading

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CDC for the people


The debate on Collective Defined Benefit has so far been a matter for politicians , academics and actuaries. Most people haven’t a clue what CDC is or how it might benefit or harm their retirements. I’ve been trying to broaden … Continue reading

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The best fans in the land – #ytfc


In characteristically generous fashion, Yeovil Town  applauded the 2000 travelling Burnley fans at last week’s game at the Huish both at the ground and on twitter afterwards. They were generally acknowledged the loudest we’ve had all season and we are … Continue reading

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How safe is my pension?


This is one of the five most commonly asked questions I’ve been asked in my time advising members of workplace pensions in the past 25 years. In that time I have only advised on one scheme where members lost their … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen at Henley


this photo-blog is a moveable smorgasbord of good things that will expand as more images come to the table Continue reading

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The inimitable Mr Leonard Cohen


The secret of his success is a great back catalogue and a band that changes as little as the rendition of the songs. Continue reading

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The sunny uplands of Wiltshire


Above the Donheads and the villages of the Chalk Valley rises White Sheet Hill the western end of a ridge that runs 16 miles to Salisbury. Few buildings are on this ridge other than agricultural barns protecting hay, straw and … Continue reading

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