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#WASPI – did we fail in our duty of care?


The WASPI debate that will happen tomorrow is of some significance. Not only will parliament be debating the particular circumstances of a particular group of women, they will be deciding whether the duty of care Government has, to keep its … Continue reading

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No way to run a private pension system


  How can the lifetime allowance possibly be part of  a sustainable system of pension taxation? Good news for those unprotected pension savers who have more than £1m in your pension pots- you probably won’t be paying 55% exit penalties – … Continue reading

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Government Pensions? Who’s money is it anyway?


The vast majority of the money outstanding to those who work and have worked for Government is to be paid as pension. The Government’s pension debts – for its own people – have been estimated in the Whole of Government … 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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A right to debate or a right to restitution? #WASPI


For many of us, men retire at 65 and women at 60, that was hard coded into our learning like the multiplication tables and it’s clearly quite hard to unlearn. Steve Bee makes a good point on twitter "When is … Continue reading

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Can the Government tough it out with #WASPI?


The Government were defeated on a back benchers debate 158 votes to 0. The vote was over the introduction of changes to the state pension age for women, resulting from legislation introduced in 2011. The Government’s response appears to be … Continue reading

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Auto-Enrolment must learn from WASPI


  Over 100,000 people have signed the WASPI petition demanding that Government review the increases in state pension age for women in their fifties. I admire the WASPI women for bypassing  the usual channels and  making  their point directly to Government. They’ve proved … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s first big political test


The WASPI petition is now in the hands of a small group of parliamentarians who decide whether the petition’s 100,000 signatories have enough of a point to trigger a parliamentary debate. Large as 100,000 is, it is not so politically … 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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Can the pension insurers win back their customers’ respect?


IGCs are ours to use and not the insurers to castrate. Continue reading

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