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About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman

Reappointed Pensions Minister tweets his agenda

Guy Opperman has been confirmed as Pension Minister following the recent reshuffle. This is a good thing for pensions. It should mean that he becomes the longest serving Pensions Minister this century and that his reform plans can be seen … Continue reading

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Covid Actuaries Friday report – bumper addition!

Friday Report: Issue 51  By: John Roberts, Matt Fletcher, Nicola Oliver & Adele Groyer COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.   COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers … Continue reading

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‘Normal service will be resumed by the end of October 2021″ -DWP

I hope Guy Opperman’s promise that those due their state pension , some for 6 months or more, will get their payments with more than an apology. The short term blip in service is being blamed by the Minister on … Continue reading

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“My pension stole my benefits!”

Gareth Morgan has , until now, been a lone voice, howling at the moon on the plight of the low paid faced with decisions on how to spend their pension pot. “Until now” means that he is now joined by … Continue reading

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I’ve lost my pension pot;- it’s somewhere in Germany

  You were great on the radio, Henry. Eh? You and Yours – lunchtime. I was swimming at lunchtime. You were on You and Yours mate. forgotten we did this @sharivahl is acing it! — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) September … Continue reading

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Are you getting pension consultation fatigue?

It looks like plenty of us are As well as being year 2 of the pandemic, 2021 continues to be the year of the pensions consultation #ConsultationFatigue — Tess Page (@Tess_invests) September 16, 2021 While #ConsultationFatigue isn’t trending, conversations … Continue reading

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A Standard for pension VFM is the practical way forward

The FCA and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have published a joint discussion paper on developing a common framework for measuring value for money (VFM) in defined contribution (DC) pension schemes. The aim of the two regulators is to drive a … Continue reading

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Making sense of value and money with personal “investment rates”

  Today we expect a discussion paper from tPR/FCA on the measurement of value for money. This is not so much a blog but an essay about measuring value. I’m trying to write about what I hear people saying and … Continue reading

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What should you do about pensions when divorcing?

University of Manchester, Cognitive Media, ESRC Today is pensions awareness day. One area of pensions I have never covered is divorce. So it was great when my friend Debora Price dropped me a line with some good advice on what … Continue reading

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Pension togetherness day.

Today is pension awareness day. It’s also a day when we’ll be celebrating the life of Sean Breslin , coming together in the Cockpit pub in Blackfriars with a pint or two. Mostly it will be the Gissings diaspora but … Continue reading

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