Category Archives: Henry Tapper blog

Ladies Day – Royal Ascot – Proud to be British!


I have in the past poo-pooed Royal Ascot – something I am not proud of. Thanks to a lucky dip win at a raffle, Stella- my partner- had two hospitality tickets for the Thursday of this year’s meeting and we … Continue reading

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Independent and inter-dependent!


Two top journos go nose to nose-  the usual suspects winding them up, it has all the ingredients of the weigh-in  …before a 15 rounder! But it’s more complicated. Jo is employed by the FT and protective of its business … Continue reading

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It’s a kind of magic! The black and white of imagination.


If I could have set out to define the poles of theatrical experience, I couldn’t have done much better than to choose Kit Harington’s Dr Faustus and the Globe’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. First performed within a couple of … Continue reading

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The Transparency Zeitgeist is upon us


I am a frugal man, the £3.50 I paid for this morning’s FT was grudgingly passed to my newsagent. But I wanted to capture the headline and read about Josephine’s reporting of a meeting with my friends Andy Agethangelou and … Continue reading

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Dad’s army could’ve done a better job!


Until quite recently, the main sources of financial advice for small businesses were the accountant and the bank manager. The BOE’s Andy Haldane’s comments about the complexity of pensions look back to a day when these intermediaries were trusted “The … Continue reading

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Dele makes me proud to be English!


  What better way to celebrate being English than through the performance of our three major national teams. Over the past ten days, I have watched English sides win the Grand Slam at the six nations rugby, qualify for the … Continue reading

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The tricky job of enrolling the self-employed into pensions


The estimate from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau that some 460,000 extra workers are currently missing out on auto-enrolment because employers deem them independently self-employed seems reasonable. When employers conduct a workforce assessment, they generally do so with a cut of … Continue reading

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Henley by boat – a Pension PlayPen Photoblog!


What a fabulous week for the 67 people who came on Lady Lucy between Wednesday and Saturday. It was a shame we couldn’t do Sunday- especially with St Pauls and Sir William Borlase winning the two boys events! Here are … Continue reading

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“Greeks bearing no gifts” -Eamonn O’Connor on the power of a “pair of two’s”.


My friend Eamonn O’Connor, who is busy setting up City Noble, had time to share this little nugget. Far too subtle for this blog and a pearl before the Plowman’s swine Eamonn! Plenty of posturing in Euroland at present:  the … Continue reading

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Going for the “no”.


  I spent yesterday lunchtime in the challenging company of Saul Djanogly , a Rabbi who looks after investment portfolios for those who can’t look after themselves- typically those who have been incapacitated through personal tragedy and find themselves in … Continue reading

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