Category Archives: dc pensions

Shaking up pensions with Quietroom


Early this morning , I’ll be up the Farringdon Road with Quietroom, shaking up pensions. I’ve just looked at the agenda If we want to get folks fired up about pensions, we need to start doing things differently. That’s the … Continue reading

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“Green pensions” consultation gets record response.


According to my sources at DWP, the consultation on how trustees of DC occupational pensions (including master trusts) listen to members views on “matters green” got record numbers of respondents – over 3,500. Apart from the consultation on pension  following the British … Continue reading

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Fund managers that plead ignorance- display indolence.


    “Some 56% of defined contribution (DC) asset managers do not believe they will have transaction cost information in time for pension funds’ March year-end statements, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) research”. (Professional Pensions) Hiring an asset … Continue reading

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Thinking the unthinkable – Frank’s at it again!


For a third inquiry in a row, Frank Field and the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) – are asking difficult questions that need proper answers. Firstly they asked if the pension freedoms were working – a question that led to … Continue reading

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Here’s to pensioners enjoying their pensions!


I’m on the Flying Scotsman to York (the Yorkshireman). My carriage is full of pensioners (including me), people thanking their lucky stars they’ve got the chance to ride behind this famous loco and sit in a beautiful compartment. And the … Continue reading

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An American view on the collapse of “traditional pensions”.


This article was first published in the NEW YORK TIMES under the headline The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions No issue in America today better illustrates the divergent interests of working Americans and the 1 percent than pension … Continue reading

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HMRC and FCA complicit in the democratisation of villainy.


If the FCA want to get to grips with the problem of contingent (conditional) charging, they had better have a look at the taxation of advice and make changes in the Finance Act 2018 to the way we tax advice. First … Continue reading

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“Savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions” – NS Sherlock


Apparantly DC pension providers are considering giving pension savers guidelines as they start drawing down money so they don’t run out of money. (Daily Telegraph- savers to be discouraged from raiding pensions). Presumably a responsible pension provider would also encourage … Continue reading

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The FCA can excel; the “non-workplace pension” paper’s a model of its kind


Henry Tapper and Pension PlayPen response to FCA’s paper DP18/1 Effective competition in non-workplace pensions This is the response of Henry Tapper and the Pension PlayPen. It is not a response on behalf of any other organisation that Henry Tapper … Continue reading

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For all the noise-news from BSPS is good!


Yesterday saw a number of documents published and statements made, confirming  findings in Port Talbot but leaving many questions unanswered. But for all the noise, news published at the end of this blog is good- very good – it should make … Continue reading

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