Tag Archives: Pension Regulator

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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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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#APPC15 Why Payroll needs to manage Pensions.


This is an edited version of the keynote speech I delivered to the CIPP conference this morning (October 7th 2015). I blog as the Pension Plowman,  and my blog is called the vision of the Pension Plowman. You might think … Continue reading

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Why this carnage at the Investment Association?


I think I owe Daniel Godfrey an apology. I met him on a couple of occasions and he impressed upon me he was serious about transparency of cost and charges. I didn’t believe him- or at least I thought he … Continue reading

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State Street and People’s – a lack of “emissional” intelligence?


I am not very happy that People’s Pension has chosen State Street to manage the money under its master trust. In early 2014, State Street were found guilty of over-charging a variety of pension funds and were fined by the … Continue reading

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Thus speaks the Regulator – and TPAS too!


Some help is at hand for Britain’s SMEs and their business advisers, but there needs to be signposting to specialist advisers that can apply tPR’s guidance and offer a “definitive course of action”.   The Pension Regulator has published some … Continue reading

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GenLife to Smart – a case study in prudent planning


Friendly Pensions and its successor GenLife have now become Smart Pension and the outlook for its 10,000 members has been substantially improved. While GenLife was not insolvent, it decided the best way to achieve its targets was to obtain scale … Continue reading

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Why Corbynism is radical (and what it means for pensions)


The most tweeted action of Corbyn’s first 24 hours as Labour leader was to choose to go to a constituency engagement rather than go on the Andrew Marr show. For Labour apparatchnick schooled in two decades of Blairite PR and … Continue reading

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How Pensions are getting fairer.


I was speaking with a Scottish friend , an academic and one of the few  politicians I know who was brought up without a lot of money in the family. I had to phrase that carefully, for when  I first wrote … Continue reading

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Are employers buying workplace pensions on value or price?


We have started an interesting project looking at the reasons given for choosing a workplace pension. Our sample is those employers who have used http://www.pensionplaypen.com ‘s “choose a pension” tool. For those who don’t know- the tool analyses data input … Continue reading

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