Tag Archives: National Employment Savings Trust

All at sea! TPR’s “Trafalgar” for maritime and offshore workers.


Well done Lesley Titcombe and hurrah for our best naval victory since Trafalgar! 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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“Confusion rife!” and not just over the new state pension.


The DWP Select Committee has published its report “Understanding the New State Pension” this morning. The accompanying Press release calls for clear statements of entitlement while stopping short of calling for changes to those entitlements. The Work and Pensions Committee’s … 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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Self-help – Can you “DIY pensions”?


“The instruction manual is missing” – the first thing my partner said when she opened her new smartphone, I’d kindly donated her for Christmas. I was close to having a Michael Winner moment. “That’s because you learn how to do … 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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Jeroen Wilbrink has solved the Pension Crisis – but is anyone listening?


There’s no doubting Jeroen’s brilliance – here he goes off on one; two questions – is anyone listening ….and is he bonkers?     Yes, I have resolved the pension crisis. And thank you LinkedIn, for providing me with 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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A lot more people earning £10k or less are “in” and some don’t even know it.


I was talking to an auditor recently who had questioned why someone who cleaned her client’s office in the morning and was on £120 pw had been considered an eligible jobholder – and auto-enrolled. It turned out that the cleaner submits an … 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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