Monthly Archives: December 2019

In defence of professional indemnity insurance

  Insurance markets do not lie, they reflect perceived risk. The cost of professional indemnity insurance for IFAs is rocketing (I know – I’ve been quoted). This is as a result of increased perceived risk of claims against insurance from … Continue reading

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Compassion comes hard

Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital. The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket: … Continue reading

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What the polls are saying – Survation.

I will be interested this week to see how different the results of the general election are from a general selection of polls. There are several poll of polls services for me to refer to . The BBC’s is probably … Continue reading

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FCA fears Woodford “contagion”

  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.  Luke 8:33 The City regulator is investigating funds worth more than … Continue reading

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The nations wealth is in pensions but not in DC pots

Private pension wealth is the largest component of household wealth, marginally bigger than total property wealth, and its value has increased by more than that of property wealth too. This reflects a slight cooling in the housing market, while the … Continue reading

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Tory pension bung for Clinicians

Here is the statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Matt Hancock.   I have agreed to support this proposal from NHS England and NHS Improvement for reasons of urgent operational necessity. The scheme involves employers … Continue reading

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We can aspire to better

Exclusive: Nearly 90% of the Conservatives’ recent Facebook ads promote claims labelled as misleading by Full Fact, one of the platform’s own third-party fact-checking partners in the UK. Via @ajreid @CarlottaDotto https://t.co/nZnUOL3Bd7 — John Crowley (@mrjohncrowley) December 6, 2019 Jo … Continue reading

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“There is no justice in Guernsey, but men protecting secrets”.

Email from Niall Coburn to Guernsey Bailiff, in response to the Manita Khuller judgment: Dear Bailiff Collas, I write to you as former Head of Enforcement and regulator and lawyer who has worked internationally and attended the Trial of Manita … Continue reading

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What I’d pay more taxes for.

This election has become about “Getting Brexit Done” and “Saving our NHS”. It could have been about so much more. We don’t live in a just society when we allow poverty of the type video’d here. This is a tough … Continue reading

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Dorset Healthcare – getting a county “retirement ready”.

I’m not a great awards lover but I loved giving an award to the Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust last night @DorsetHealth have taken home the “Ready to Retire” Award at #TheRewards. Well done! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/xeNJ5Xa9gS — Reward Strategy (@RewardStrategy) … Continue reading

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