Category Archives: advice gap

Three reasons why we don’t need DB transfers

Of all the pension freedoms, the freedom to take a cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) from a defined benefit scheme came first and has done most damage to the pensions system Introduced by Norman Fowler in 1987 alongside the personal … Continue reading

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Preparing for getting old

  An excellent report launch. Thank you to our panel, Chair, report sponsors & event hosts. And to our guests https://t.co/l3LIXZB4vG @PeoplesPension @SOLLAadvice @dwppressoffice @dwppressoffice @DWP @MoneyPensionsUK @traverssmith @age_uk @WEALTHatwork @tish8515 @mac290964 pic.twitter.com/GFagDp3Ckb — Pensions Policy Inst (@PPI_Research) July 17, … Continue reading

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“Your pay-rise is a pension rise”

  I often “wake up to money” but not to this! In a discussion about when we last got a pay-rise, one listener mailed in that her boss told her “your pay-rise is a pension rise” It’s the first time … Continue reading

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Are DC trustees worth the money?

  It seems churlish to take up your Monday morning with matters of pensions governance, what with the cheers at Lords, Silverstone and Wimbledon sill ringing round the country but I will! My blog yesterday set out the case for … Continue reading

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Time to tackle pensions tax

Pension taxation isn’t working. It is benefiting those who find it easy to save and not incentivising those who don’t. It is causing doctors to work below their peak capacity and demanding up to 25% more in contributions from our … Continue reading

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The value you get for your pension money

Independent help for all pension savers I started yesterday in the swanky new film studio under the FT’s Bracken House. It had to be built on stilts and sound and vibration sealed as the district line runs right below it. … Continue reading

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Giving doctors a break

“82% of consultants say they are are or are planning  cutting down on work” – Dr Tony Goldstone You can listen here to Dr Goldstone explain the issues facing doctors who find themselves on the cliff edge of taxation and … Continue reading

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The right (and wrong) types of pension scheme consolidation

Our vision for the future of occupational pensions is one where all savers are in schemes that have excellent standards of governance that deliver good value. Over time we think this will mean having fewer, but better governed schemes in … Continue reading

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Family offices and Social Impact.

Sometimes you get the key insights from the most obscure sources. Here is the statement that concludes an article posted on Linked in by Tony “Property investment” Miller who runs a Mayfair property boutique called Huriya (and is a member … Continue reading

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Darren Cooke – outstanding contribution

For those not at the Money Market Awards, here is the speech I gave in praise of Darren Cooke who rightly won recognition for his work and his spirit. Thanks Darren Outstanding contribution to the profession This year’s award will … Continue reading

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