Category Archives: age wage

WTF- AgeWage wins 4 nominations for UKP awards!

I got a call from a journalist friend of mine congratulating AgeWage on being nominated for a Professional Pensions UK Pensions Award.  I thought it was a wind up – but being a vain sort, I thought to see if … Continue reading

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Is there wisdom in this crowd?

This picture was taken in a time of lockdown (May 31st). It was taken at a time when the Government advice is still to stay at home where possible. It is taken in a country that has more than 60,000 … Continue reading

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Pensions coming out of lockdown!

Let’s put the past behind us I’ve just published a blog where I criticise Pension Age, CACEIS and DC fiduciaries for not telling it straight on what we are paying for pensions and whether we’re getting value for this money. … Continue reading

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The still small voice of calm

Yesterday was busy for me and  I didn’t have a chance to see the comments on my blog-either on twitter or on the blog during work-time.  The blog called on us to move on and let Cummings be. Yesterday evening … Continue reading

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A whole new can of “defaults”

The Pension Regulator’s found a new can of worms to open. This time it relates to a very local problem but creates some difficulties for those running and governing DC pensions. As the vast majority of money going into DC … Continue reading

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Cummings; Boris’ Bismarck

In conducting his lockdown tour of London and the North East , Dominic Cummings has confirmed himself the central figure of British politics. He is  the Bismarck to Johnson’s Kaiser and the most effective British political operator of the past … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Actuary’s Friday report (May22)

Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID19 Actuaries Response Group read more about the outbreak than most, so we’ve decided each Friday to provide you with a curated list of the … Continue reading

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Is your Mum getting her proper state pension? – Steve Webb’s making sure!

Apologies to readers whose Mums are no longer around and to younger readers whose Mums are still to retire. but the majority of people who read this blog are millennials and boomers whose Mums are drawing the state pension along … Continue reading

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Stanford’s Contrasting Fatality Estimates

Stuart and Matthew   “Estimating the Global Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19” – Grewelle, De Leo The authors have sought to provide a first estimate of the global IFR using a novel method and data from multiple countries. It seems … Continue reading

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Shoot the message – not the messenger.

Watching Martin Lewis’ money show last night I found myself aghast! Someone was trying to weigh up whether it was better to get 0.1% pa tax-free from an HSBC ISA or get 0.4% pa from another HSBC account and run … Continue reading

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