Category Archives: age wage

Why the pension dashboards have to be commercial

  Government pension projects rarely succeed and where they do succeed – it is because the public and private sectors find a way to work together. There are exceptions – the state pension and unfunded public sector schemes are pretty … Continue reading

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Pension dashboard stitch-up exposed!

I find myself the horns of a dilemma. I violently disagree with the ABI, Origo and at least two of the big master trusts. In particular I disagree with People’s Pension, who normally I agree with and Gregg McClymont- one … Continue reading

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What happens to the money I pay into pensions?

AgeWage have been asking this question to people where WeWork. If you don’t know about WeWork, it’s the largest of a number of co-working spaces that you can find in London, around Britain and all over the world and some … Continue reading

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It’s employers that did it! Rudd should be thanking them for “her” policy success

      I’m pleased to see that attempts to re-write history by the Conservative party have been foiled by the ever-vigilant Cumbo. These were not @conservative party reforms. Automatic enrolment resulted from a cross-party consensus and was introduced by … Continue reading

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“Patient Capital incubators” wanted. Our workplace pensions fingered!

The DWP and its pension minister Guy Opperman have taken the opportunity of a speech at the TUC conference to launch an unexpected and wide-ranging consultation on DC investments- where the money of “a couple of hundred short of 10m … Continue reading

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Al Rush has made the difference

  I’m surprised , a little freaked out – to be on a list of candidates for Professional Adviser’s personality of the year. You can vote for me, but I’d rather you didn’t. I’d rather you voted for Al Rush … Continue reading

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Breaking trust and breaking wind! Lifesight’s problem with property rights.

One of the things ordinary people fear most about spending on their retirement, is giving money to institutions they know nothing about and having very little say in the management of their money. No matter how hard I used to … Continue reading

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Do bosses need to care what happens when their staff retire?

One of the themes of recent conversations I’ve been having with the bosses of large companies is whether the “workplace pension” that they fund  are “pensions” at all. The recent findings of the FCA , published in the two papers … Continue reading

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Getting industry co-operation on pension dashboards

There is an acknowledgement in the call for compulsion on providers to release data they hold on you and me, that some providers will be reluctant to play. We are told why. Firstly – and most importantly – providers are … Continue reading

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Managing pension expectations – are we doing enough?

This is one of those blogs where my focus is on big Government – or policy – rather than the little things that go into making political strategy happen. For a long time, as long as I’ve been working, there … Continue reading

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