Tag Archives: Government

The price of choice


It is becoming increasingly clear that the progress of the auto-enrolment project is balanced at the fulcrum. Until now attention has been focussed on the technical details surrounding the auto-enrolment process. But we are moving towards a new phase where … Continue reading

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No Prime Minister! guest blog from Ralph Frank


The Prime Minister focused on the long-term nature of the 2015 Budget in a recent piece he published in the Sunday Times. He saw the Budget as “rewarding those who work hard and do the right thing. For too long, … Continue reading

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Magic beans and “negative capability”


Negative capability describes the capacity of human beings to transcend and revise their contexts. If we dismiss it as “magic beans” we are committed to repeating the mistakes of the past – and- as we all know – that way is madness. Continue reading

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We need a tank to get us across this battlefield!


We must dispel myths we have created and allow to malinger to the detriment of CDC and our pension system. Continue reading

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5 good reasons we need a secondary annuity market


I returned from a long walk this morning to a barrage of negativity on twitter. The outrage of the pensions twitterati was reserved for the Government’s pre-budget leak that people will be able to buy and sell annuities as if … Continue reading

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Dissemblance and dissolution


    Britain’s most famous advert was produced by Ridley Scott for Hovis, it put my town Shaftesbury on the map for many people. A fake Hovis loaf still sits at the top of Gold Hill up which the young … Continue reading

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An escape plan for pensioners or pension schemes?


Collectively we are short on immortality Continue reading

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An alarming gap in pension regulation


In this world, the best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with a passionate intensity Continue reading

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Knowing the “money” in “value for money”.


At last we may get to know what we really pay for the management of our funds so we can work out it it’s worth it. Continue reading

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Will pension freedoms be the death of Defined Benefit?


  I thought it was the last supper (or at least the last pension playpen lunch). We had twelve men around the table (no women) and there was sombre expectation as we considered the impact small changes in tax legislation … Continue reading

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