Tag Archives: Retirement

Being British


I was driving along the M4 yesterday when i heard an explosion from the back of the car. A tyre had burst and my car wobbled nervously from the fast lane towards the hard shoulder. To my relief, a signpost to … Continue reading

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#WASPI – did we fail in our duty of care?


The WASPI debate that will happen tomorrow is of some significance. Not only will parliament be debating the particular circumstances of a particular group of women, they will be deciding whether the duty of care Government has, to keep its … Continue reading

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Is Workie working? Who’s hot and who’s not in the workplace pension world.


This morning Pension PlayPen launches “Measures of support”. the result of nearly 6 months research into how intermediaries and employers see the workplace pensions they are using to enroll staff. We will be making the report generally public during the … Continue reading

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And time goes on – and so do I


If this isn’t a line from a Johnny Cash or Hank Williams song, then I may have just written the history of Country and Western in one line! Time does go on, we are now well into the next critical … Continue reading

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Pensions Austerity – tougher for the rich than the poor?


Speculating on budgetary changes is a mugs’ game and I’ve been as guilty as any of trying to second guess not only the direction but the destination of travel – following the announcements last year of a radical overhaul of … Continue reading

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Money Box Live this lunchtime- penalty fees on pensions?


I’m more  excited than ever this morning as later I’ll be cycling up to Broadcasting House to talk on Money Box about the Chancellor’s plans to cap early redemption fees on pensions with Claire Trott and Paul Lewis. It’s going to … Continue reading

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No way to run a private pension system


  How can the lifetime allowance possibly be part of  a sustainable system of pension taxation? Good news for those unprotected pension savers who have more than £1m in your pension pots- you probably won’t be paying 55% exit penalties – … Continue reading

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Would you buy a recovering alcoholic a large vodka?


Offering IFAs the prospect of commission is akin to running a meeting of alcoholics anonymous in a pub. 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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Pensions need to be sold for the sausage not the sizzle.


A great observation from Steve Groves, CEO of partnership this morning. @henryhtapper @tcfDAN @clivewaller healthy people were buying to early. Lie expectancy increased 10yrs and annuitisation age didn't move… — steve_g@partnership (@Sjg3G) January 12, 2016 By “buying” Steve means “buying … Continue reading

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