Category Archives: Blogging

AgeWage and Pension Bee call for Dashboards to tell us what we’re paying for our pensions.

Yesterday the Money and Pensions Service  opened a consultation on Pensions Dashboards’ data standards, seeking industry-wide input on the definition and scope of the information dashboards will  display. The call for input seeks views on:       the personal data items … Continue reading

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Simon Carne – ‘I learned to write’

    Yesterday, a few hours before I went into my current isolation, I got a mail from Simon Carne. I know I was not alone, this is what my friend Con Keating wrote me   Henry I thought this … Continue reading

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“We’re racist , and that’s the way they we like it…”

“We’re racist, and that’s the way we like it” pic.twitter.com/hKRSerVqzb — M (@wolfxmobz1) June 13, 2020 The prequel It’s a sunny June morning, I had just cycled down the embankment from Blackfriars to turn left over Westminster Bridge. As I … Continue reading

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All plans off for DB funding proposals

I’m sorry to have missed the FT’s DB funding debate, it sounds like a lively affair! Mercer, the professional services firm, last week estimated the aggregate accounting deficit for DB schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies was £52bn … Continue reading

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Resilience.

A different perspective? The FTSE is on sale…… pic.twitter.com/KcdNv0vTG4 — Holly Mackay (@HollyAMackay) March 9, 2020 I am sure Holly’s graphic shouldn’t be taken as financial advice , though some will try to catch a falling knife. We have no … Continue reading

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Let’s play nicely!

  This is a most unusual blog as it starts with an apology – an apology to John Ralfe . It is also an apology to any of the people who were offended by my early morning rant at John. … Continue reading

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IFAs must explore other advisory models to survive and prosper.

Martin Bamford is precisely the spokesperson financial advisers need. He bridges the gap between the worlds people like me and Clive Waller grew up in, a world where “get rich quick” was the primary driver, to a different one, one … Continue reading

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Is Britain full up?

Reading the Office of National Statistics “National Population Projection“, I’d answer that question “no”. If anything it seems we are not growing as a population as fast as we’d expected. The UK’s population is projected to increase by 3 million … Continue reading

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Scary news day!

Scary news day! Yesterday (Weds 24th) saw the arrival of Boris Blimp in his West End townhouse and the announcement that nothing much has changed at the top of the DWP- except the SOS’ brief – which now includes equality … Continue reading

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Announcing the AgeWage terminal bonus!

  6 weeks ago I returned from holiday and launched the AgeWage crowdfunding campaign. We have £25,000 committed from one investor. We set ourselves a target to raise a further £175,000 from the crowd. Today our funding stands at £305,600 … Continue reading

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