Tag Archives: NEST

Note to @stevewebb1 – My Pot can follow me to CDC.


John Ralfe, at a City seminar claimed there was no appetite for CDC either among employers or among members of pension schemes. Well I disagree; the people I talk to who are not in pensions say they want change- new … Continue reading

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A buyers guide to auto-enrolment software


Some initial thoughts Auto-enrolment software exists to automate the processes your company needs to establish to stage and maintain auto-enrolment. For most employers it is another payroll headache (along with RTI) that needs a purchased solution. Normally companies purchase on … Continue reading

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Towards common data standards for auto-enrolment


The Chartered Institute for Payroll and Pension Professionals and their “Friends of AE” stitched me up with writing up the output of a working group comprising a lot of old’uns and a couple of delightful “young’uns”. Here, for the general enlightenment of others and the … Continue reading

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  If you’re reading this, chances are you are interested in pensions. Maybe you run a small company, or advise small companies or are concerned that small companies won’t get proper guidance on what’s best when it comes to setting … Continue reading

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“Thinking slowly” with Morten Nilsson of NOW Pensions


It was a disappointment on touring the British Library on Thursday to be old that on this tour I would see no books. I had hoped to see the Nowell Codex which is the only surviving copy of the epic … Continue reading

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The new Mastertrust Assurance Framework (MAF)


Amidst the deluge of new consultations, the joint consultation on the Mastertrust Governance has been pretty well lost to sight. Published last week it can be found here. It’s the work of a group of accountants (organised by the ICAEW) … Continue reading

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“Nest’s auto-enrolment -innit!” – “no it ain’t!”


  Auto-enrolment and NEST are synonymous to many. Hugh Pym, the BBC’s chief economic correspondent  told me he thought you could only auto-enrol into NEST and the mistake was repeated by Rachel Burden this morning on auto-enrolment. Rachel told the listeners … Continue reading

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Is CDC dead? – not according to Kevin Wesbroom in this great new post!


Is CDC Dead after the Budget, in the light on newly offered flexibilities? Most certainly not! The Budget stops the “requirement” to purchase an annuity. It has not been a requirement for a long time, but it has been the … Continue reading

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How pensions are impacted by the bank bonus culture


State Street need something better than the “need and greed” culture that fostered these frauds and Mastertrusts and IGCs need something better than the toothless response to these excesses Continue reading

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Better hid.


The trustees of NEST have been faced with a dilemma and it’s clear they have considered it and taken decisive inaction. This blog sets out to explain  and justify why the Trustees of our National Employers Savings Trust have chosen … Continue reading

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