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About henry tapper

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

Listening to what is being said.


Colin Meech wins the peace A couple of days ago, I spent an enlightening hour in Parliament listening to the witness of Colin Meech and Jonathan Lipkin to the Work and Pensions Select Committee. I have known Colin a few … Continue reading

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AgeWage – the value of consumer values


This article is  by Oliver Tapper, who is currently working with me, taking a year out of University. It represents our thinking on how ESG should be integrated into our business and gives some thought to how our business can … Continue reading

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UK – OK! Disclosure battle won – now let’s win the peace.


The PPI have produced a really excellent paper “Charges, returns and transparency in DC – what can we learn from other countries?” The report, sponsored by Which? explores UK charges for pension schemes against those in the US, Australia, the … Continue reading

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Lord share their data – but not yet!


Augustine’s wayward prayer – “Lord, make me holy – but not yet”, sprung to mind as I sat with the dashboardistas in Parliament yesterday. The Government’s “Pensions Dashboards – working together for the consumer” is a pretty vague document which … Continue reading

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Why there’s no snow on my blog this year


For the past 10 years there has been snow falling on my blog. This year none has appeared. People need to know it’s Christmas coming – the advent of snow on henrytapper.com is important. This is the message I’ve got … Continue reading

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Could “Dashboard-Day” be here at last?


Today’s a big day out for the dashboard-istas! Over the weekend , Theresa May linked herself to the pensions dashboard using the Daily Mail to pin her colours to the mast. It is clear that the Pensions Dashboard is going … Continue reading

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Open pensions – not closed meetings!


  In advance of an expected announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday, Frank Field has published a letter to Guy Opperman and his Work and Pensions Select Committee and  has published the findings  of a round table with the “pension … Continue reading

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“Out of office” for ever?


How can I afford to go on holiday for the rest of my life? It’s an awkward question that most of us put off till it’s too late. It’s why there’s all this talk of pension dashboards, the Government wants … Continue reading

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HOT PRESS -PENSION PLAY PEN LUNCH -MONDAY – BE THERE FOR DASHBOARD LATEST!


We are confidently predicting that the Government will be making an announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday morning. (December 3rd 2019) Since the announcement meeting is 11.30 – 12.30 and since the Pension PlayPen lunch starts at 12.30, I … Continue reading

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Pensions “Shock and Awe”


Next week looks like being a big one for Pensions with the Pensions Minister summoning the dasboardistas to Westminster on Monday morning for the big reveal. This meeting is scheduled to last an hour and will mean I will be … Continue reading

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