Category Archives: age wage

The company pension is as good as dead

Until the turn of the millennium, most enterprise companies had their own pension scheme. Even if it wasn’t offering a defined benefit, the scheme was likely to have trustees drawn from the board with representatives nominated by members (often organised … Continue reading

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Why Steelworkers should question this pension buy-out.

  News that Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has rescued those former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme who are currently in the PPF assessment period has been widely promoted by PIC’s financial PRs and got some  favourable coverage in … Continue reading

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Staying motivated with tough times ahead

I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling apprehensive. The winter is coming and the evenings are drawing in, London’s in the first stages of lockdown though this time we are behind our friends in the north. The furlough is unwinding … Continue reading

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Opperman lays out his 2021 agenda at the PLSA

How far we’ve come from ministers reading out statements at pension conferences with no questions flanked at entry and exit by flunkies. Yesterday we had an open- shirted Pensions Minister delivering , seemingly without notes and within the intimacy of … Continue reading

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PLSA calls for its own regulatory regime to help us spend our pensions

  The Retirement Living Standards were an initiative that the PLSA should be proud of and I’m glad to see WTW’s Lifesight integrating them into its modelling tools for its savers (announced yesterday). The difficult second album is to find … Continue reading

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Stop blaming freedom (for pension scamming)!

There are many things that pension freedoms have brought us and one of them is the pail of hogwash that they’ve opened the door to pension scams. This is the  line peddled by the FCA’s new CEO Nikhil Rathi at … Continue reading

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Green pensions? How the DWP are looking to take the luck out of the pot.

Gina Miller is right on this Encouraging people to go green with their #pensions is an excellent aspiration but be very cautious @GuyOpperman Until @TheFCA protects consumers by granting 100% transparency of holdings, acts to stop #greenwashing – this could … Continue reading

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Aussies put pensions to the test (could Britain follow?)

With characteristic bluntness, the Australian Government has decided that if a pension fund is not delivering to its users, it will be starved of new savers until it does. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will develop systems that will enable … Continue reading

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#UKPA – rewarding in a virtual way – come on AgeWage !

At 4pm this afternoon, we will be virtually attending the UK Pension Awards with faint hopes that my start-up AgeWage will pick up some kind of recognition for our work. I’ve bragged before about being up for four awards and … Continue reading

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Open pensions today – pension dashboards tomorrow!

Tired of manana? The Pension dashboard will arrive one day, but when it does it will be a pension finding service. If what you’re waiting for is a way to bring your pensions together then there are plenty of dashboards … Continue reading

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