Tag Archives: pensions

LTA exposes the DC horror-show.


Because I am on holiday, I am reading the Sunday Papers. Someone has bought the Sunday Times which I haven’t read for at least 2 billion years. I’m left with the business pages and two articles by Ian Cowie about … Continue reading

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The price of choice


It is becoming increasingly clear that the progress of the auto-enrolment project is balanced at the fulcrum. Until now attention has been focussed on the technical details surrounding the auto-enrolment process. But we are moving towards a new phase where … Continue reading

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Help is on its way.


For Britain’s flummoxed pensioners- help is on its way! Continue reading

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No Prime Minister! guest blog from Ralph Frank


The Prime Minister focused on the long-term nature of the 2015 Budget in a recent piece he published in the Sunday Times. He saw the Budget as “rewarding those who work hard and do the right thing. For too long, … Continue reading

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Top 6 blunders of Scheme Actuaries – guest blog from Hilary Salt


The rarefied world of pension scheme actuaries often seems strangely disconnected from that inhabited by other professionals. But I’ve been struck recently by the overlap between criticisms made of other professionals and some of my own concerns about the actuarial … 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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There’s as much risk of pension mis-buying as pension mis-selling #cpconf


The Payroll World Client Payroll Conference was a cracker. It set the agenda for payroll bureaux engaging with auto-enrolment and progressed my thinking (and I suspect that of most of my fellow delegates). I don’t praise a conference lightly, especially … Continue reading

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The Treasury – the office of pension irresponsibility


The Treasury should be renamed the office of pension irresponsibility. It wants to milk pensions as the “new banks” and is acting as the political wing of the housing market. It talks fiscal prudence while pushing the bribes of March. For … Continue reading

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Keeping pensions “in balance”.


Occasionally an article I publish on here hits a raw nerve and a missive is sent to someone at my company naming me and trying to shame me. Thankfully, my company is familiar with how social media and accepts that staff  who care, have … Continue reading

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