Tag Archives: NEST

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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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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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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NEST’s ministry of disinformation.


Sometimes you read a statistic and you don’t know what to think of it… 41% think paying into a #workplacepension is the safest way to save for retirement. https://t.co/4UoqCoCu1c pic.twitter.com/sqPY7yCf5P — NEST (@nestpensions) December 29, 2015 And sometimes you read … Continue reading

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Is NEST “preaching from the pulpit with its trousers round its ankles”?


Is NEST preaching from the pulpit with its trousers round its ankles? Continue reading

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Problems? Is AE technology an end or a means?


It’s something of a joke in the Pension PlayPen that if anyone is going to break our systems and processes , it will be the Pension Plowman. I have an uncanny knack of finding weaknesses on our development site and … Continue reading

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Only we can tell who’s giving VFM on auto-enrolment support!


There’s been plenty of controversy in the last quarter about providers making upfront and regular charges for support. NEST have said they won’t charge – but employers need to be self- sufficient, People’s and NOW will both charge for support … 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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The Public Accounts Committee on Auto-Enrolment – (tweets on DWP/tPR and NEST)


I’m not sure a blog has ever been written around one person’s tweets of an event, but Jo Cumbo’s online reporting of the Public Accounts Committee’s session on auto-enrolment is so excellent that I thought to hand over to her … 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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