Monthly Archives: March 2020

12 reckoners to work out what you’ll get.

  New help from the Ferret Gareth Morgan has put online and free for use, his reckoners: – these help people with benefit and grant claims – estimating what they’ll get They are called Ferret Reckoners These reckoners, which are … Continue reading

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A heart-warming story from Transport for London

It’s not easy telling your customers not to use your service, but that’s what TFL bosses Chris Macleod, Vernon Everitt and others have been doing for the past few weeks. But as inner-Londoners know, not every form of transport is … Continue reading

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Should we have a national wealth service?

  This article was composed for TC News on the day after the Government closed down the pubs, restaurants cinemas and theatres. It’s a day after the Treasury announced that it would subsidise the wages of those ‘furloughed” by their … Continue reading

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No need to lock-down innovation

  Brent Hoberman calls for help for Britain’s start-ups;  in the FT he comments with regards to tech start-ups. Britain leads Europe on almost every measure, more than £10bn was invested in UK tech last year and the sector employs … Continue reading

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Our start-ups aren’t getting much help

It’s tough running AgeWage right now. We are a  Pentech considering a term-sheet for future funding , our development depends on new investment and our customers are waiting on our development. At a time like this , it’s easy for … Continue reading

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Fact not fiction on the #Covid19 “death-threat”.

Please @guardian don’t throw basic statistics out of the window just to get a scary headline. 79 deaths out of 775 ICU patients is not a 50% survival rate. You can’t just consider the deaths and the discharges and ignore … Continue reading

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“Advice for Middle Britain” – keeping the cost down.

I’ve recently published a blog called “Advice for Middle Britain” which argues for a more honest approach to the promotion of dependent advice. It sets out a trade-off between the purity of fee-based advice and what people can afford. Most … Continue reading

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Advice for Middle Britain

  AgeWage suggests that for the 94% of Brits who don’t pay for financial advice, there needs to be a radically better deal.    This is how advice works today Since the Government abolished commission in 2013, advisers have had … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The CIPP continue to provide the best guidance on Government statements to employers in the timeliest way. This information can be found on their website and also on the Coronavirus information page on the toolbar of this blog. The anticipated … Continue reading

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The E , S and G of this pandemic.

This blog calls on us all to be kind to each other  I believe that the way individuals and businesses behave to each other during the coming months will make a material difference to our day to day lives. But … Continue reading

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