Tag Archives: pensions

The PPF – our great escape!


We get used to talking about the failure of the private sector to deliver proper pension outcomes. We are incensed by the shortcomings in governance that has allowed well funded local government schemes to feed the City’s insatiable need for … Continue reading

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Top ten blogs on www.henrytapper.com in 2014


Here are the top ten blogs by reads on this site in 2014.   George Osborne ate my pension – a blog by Hilary Salt Why employers pay no attention to the pension DC isn’t working says Hymans Robertson- I … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen wins AccountingWeb community award


This time last year I had never heard of http://www.accountingweb.co.uk. Yesterday I heard that I have been named their personality of the year. I am very proud and very grateful. AccountingWEB's Community Award winners of 2014, featuring @henryhtapper @NMPatel & … Continue reading

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“Lest we forget” – can we sweep legacy under the table?


      Yesterday, I wrote about why a good chunk of the personal pensions sold before 2000 (and a few after) were poor value for customers. The pensions were sold with “a lifetime of advice inside”, scandalously, the advice … Continue reading

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After the 2014 earthquake, the 2015 Tsunami – great guest blog from Ralph Frank


The sheer scale of changes to the UK (defined contribution) pensions environment that have been announced in 2014 was not foreseen at the start of the year.  Some of the measures proposed during the year, such as the charges cap, … Continue reading

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How Government can ensure capacity for good pensions advice and provision


There are concerns over whether the UK has enough spare power capacity over the coming years. So to ensure the lights stay on the government is offering electricity producers a “capacity payment”, which is a payment simply for having power … Continue reading

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The coffin slams shut on annuities – but will they stalk the night?


There was no smoking gun. Annuities hare not bad value but- through poor purchasing, they have delivered poor outcomes. This is my 20 word precis of the 100 page document which you can read for yourself here. This conclusion has not … Continue reading

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Hats off to all workplace pension providers


  I’ve referred earlier this week to an excellent article by Kim North in Money Marketing in which she points to the ongoing work Scottish Widows have been doing on the participation of women in workplace pensions. In the same … Continue reading

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Clarity needed on NEST’s finances


  The Pension Regulator has announced it intends to introduce a Directory of workplace pensions. The criteria for inclusion will be that the workplace pension must meet the Quality Standards being introduced from 2015 and that the workplace will be universally … Continue reading

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Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth!


Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof! Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth! Clap along if you know what happiness is to you! Clap along if you feel like that’s what you … Continue reading

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