Monthly Archives: March 2019

Doctor heal thyself? Where do NHSPS members get help on their pensions?

    Listeners to Paul Lewis’ MoneyBox were treated yesterday to a lively debatebetween Jo Cumbo , John Ralfe and Paul Lewis. While interpretations of the problems facing the NHS and in particular the NHS pension scheme and its membership … Continue reading

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Phoenix IGC report – “we’re here solely for you”

The Phoenix IGC has had a good year and its 40 page report shows how a well chaired, well funded IGC can produce a document that is both authoritative and readable. Congratulations to its chair – David Hare – who … Continue reading

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Are doctors bleating heart – or do they have a point? Pension Play Pen lunch on Monday April 1st – Counting House

It’s easy enough to have a go at doctors and their pensions. But what’s forgotten is that they work for a career so they can retire on a decent wage. Their pension is central to their remuneration package and they … Continue reading

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IGC reports 2019; what should we be looking for?

    For those who don’t follow this blog, I’ve been reviewing IGC reports since 2015/16 and intend to do so again this year. There is very little accountability on the IGCs. Though IGCs were set up to put right … Continue reading

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The sordid side of nudge.

Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality.   (TS Eliot – four quartets) There is a thin dividing line between nudge and dishonesty. Nudge  flirts with transparency but never consummates. We are nudging millions of … Continue reading

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AgeWage doubles its investors in a day

www.seedrs.com/agewage Day two of our  journey into crowdfunding saw us double our investors on the Seedrs’ nominee account  to 225! I’m delighted to say that we have one of the lowest average invest on Seedrs’ site, that means we are … Continue reading

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Not such a well plan Mr Regulator

If you are one of the 1900 participating employers in the Welplan master trust, you’ll be waking up this morning with some nasty problems  Where to go for a new workplace pension How to tell the staff your horse has … Continue reading

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Who’s at the heart of pensions – you or your boss?

  A group of like-minded souls met at Quietroom’s Farringdon offices to agree a way of mapping DC pensions (the ones you pay a fixed amount into and build up a capital sum). We could quite easily have extended the … Continue reading

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Thanks everyone – AgeWage 100% funded

Well done @agewage2 thanks to over 100 new investors today we are over-funding after less than a day live! https://t.co/45ZHttz3UN pic.twitter.com/YN6AS32bgp — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) March 25, 2019 Brilliant day for agewage and a good day for pensions!  Thanks everyone! … Continue reading

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The Pensions Dashboard – remember that?

  It’s only been a few weeks since the Government announced its plans for a pensions dashboard but it might have been an age. In the fast moving world of Brexit, all is ephemeral and unless you’ve got a way … Continue reading

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