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The Auto-Enrolment Squeeze (and how to get through it)


You know that feeling when you get to the back of a motorway queue and you see traffic extending into the distance.? If you’re lucky you can see the problem ahead from the blue police lights and as you edge … Continue reading

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Magic beans and “negative capability”


Negative capability describes the capacity of human beings to transcend and revise their contexts. If we dismiss it as “magic beans” we are committed to repeating the mistakes of the past – and- as we all know – that way is madness. Continue reading

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We need a tank to get us across this battlefield!


We must dispel myths we have created and allow to malinger to the detriment of CDC and our pension system. Continue reading

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Time for payroll to take on pension management?


When I look into my crystal ball, I see three changes to the way that pensions are going to be managed within companies going forward. The old high maintenance approach will fall away as pension providers streamline their processes and … Continue reading

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5 good reasons we need a secondary annuity market


I returned from a long walk this morning to a barrage of negativity on twitter. The outrage of the pensions twitterati was reserved for the Government’s pre-budget leak that people will be able to buy and sell annuities as if … Continue reading

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It’s all about Steve Webb – stupid!


Pensions Question Time at the PPI Last night the Pension Policy Institute held a meeting to discuss the impact of next week’s budget on pensions. Expertly chaired by Paul Lewis, it turned out to be a meeting demonstrating the paucity … Continue reading

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Three cheers for the Pension Schemes Act 2015


As I understand it, those involved in getting the Pension Schemes Act 2015 had a little party last night. They deserved a drink on the nation. So Jo Clease and Ronan O’Connor and Charlotte Clarke and everyone else in getting … Continue reading

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An escape plan for pensioners or pension schemes?


Collectively we are short on immortality Continue reading

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An alarming gap in pension regulation


In this world, the best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with a passionate intensity Continue reading

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Hats off to the Regulator – there is no shortcut to good practice.


When it comes to choosing your workplace pension – there is no shortcut to good practice Continue reading

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