Category Archives: consolidation

Lets stop kidding ourselves about pensions

Three things prompt me to write this article The work of Dr Iain Clacher and Con Keating into the unequal burden regulation places on the sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes The agreement between unions, Government and employers in the … Continue reading

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Pubs or jobs?

Pubs This is daft, no one is being asked to patrol in Helmand Province or down the Falls Road, sleep in the mud of the Somme. Maybe it could herald an about-turn of the slump in pub life? Either way, … Continue reading

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Should DC investment strategy be driven by pot size?

The FCA’s latest market data was published last week and it’s highlighted trends that I’ve been identifying on this blog for a few months. Just over 645,000 pension plans were accessed to buy an annuity, move into drawdown or take … Continue reading

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Why shouldn’t pot follow member? Guest blog from Ralph Frank

The Government has recently announced that it has suspended plans to require that defined contribution pension pots of less than £10,000 automatically transfer when savers change jobs (and related pension arrangements).  Although the legal compulsion for such transfers has been … Continue reading

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